Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Taking a stand against state-supported vote suppression

Former Marine Tim Thompson, in his first protest ever, refused to show a picture ID in order to vote in Tennessee's Super Tuesday primary. Even though he had the proper legal identification, he gave up his right to vote as a protest on behalf of the potentially millions of low-income, older, and college-age citizens who may lose their right to vote because of the new restrictive ID laws being enacted across the country. "Uncounted" filmmaker David Earnhardt, Thompson's brother-in-law, captured dramatic footage of Thompson's protest on his cell phone, and chronicled his journey on Super Tuesday in this short film, as Thompson's protest developed into a national story.

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