The AFL-CIO plans to push voter ID education/mobilization efforts in Pennsylvania and other presidential battleground states, the Hill reports today:
AFL-CIO Executive Vice President Arlene Holt Baker told reporters on Tuesday that the labor federation will have boots on the ground registering and helping voters in Florida, Michigan, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin in coordination with the group’s political program.
Labor is pushing back against voter ID laws, which they say suppress voting by minorities, the elderly, the poor and students. Supporters of the measures say showing identification to vote is needed to crack down on fraud and protect the integrity of elections.
Baker said the AFL-CIO would execute its “most aggressive push” yet against the ID laws in 2012.