PA, VOTE ATTICUS FINCH!

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ATTICUS FINCH, the hero of Harper Lee’s masterpiece To Kill a Mockingbird is a figure who truly stands for the idea that Civil Rights, including the right to vote, come first and that our elections should include EVERYONE - not just those who can jump through the hoops to get a state-approved photo ID.




Those rights are being taken away by members of the PA assembly - like Daryl Metcalfe, the architect of the voter ID law, and Mike "voter ID will help Gov. Romney win" Turzai. Along with 50 other Assembly members who voted for the law, they are running UNOPPOSED. That means no matter voters intentions, these legislators will be re-elected. This is outrageous!

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Go to: http://signon.org/sign/pa-vote-atticus-finch and take the pledge:

This November, I’m holding accountable the GOP legislators who drafted Pennsylvania’s Voter ID law by voting for their opponent or if they’re running unopposed... I’m voting for ATTICUS FINCH!




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ATTICUS v. VOTER ID ARCHITECTS

Atticus Finch, the hero of Harper Lee’s masterpiece of the Civil Rights movement, To Kill a Mockingbird, would make a great representative. If he was a real person that is.



Compare Atticus Finch to, let say, State Rep. Daryle Metcalfe - one of these unopposed politicians.



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Finch: “If you can learn a simple trick, Scout, you’ll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks. You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view—until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.”








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Let’s see what happens when Metcalfe tries it.




Metcalfe: “[The verdict to halt voter ID] is skewed in favor of the lazy, who refuse to exercise the necessary work ethic to meet the common-sense requirements to obtain an acceptable photo ID." “As Mitt Romney said, 47% of the people... are living off the public dole, living off their neighbors’ hard work...”







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Finch might note that 25% of African Americans, 16% of Latinos, and 18% of seniors lack photo IDs. Finch: [People like Metcalfe are] “confident that you gentlemen would go along with them on the assumption... the evil assumption that all Negroes lie, all Negroes are basically immoral beings... An assumption that one associates with minds of their caliber, and which is, in itself, gentlemen, a lie, which I do not need to point out to you.”






13582-19714.gifWhat would Finch say about the court decision to halt implementation of the law? Finch: “Now, gentlemen, in this country, our courts are the great levelers. In our courts, all men are created equal. I'm no idealist to believe firmly in the integrity of our courts... that's no ideal to me. That is a living, working reality!”





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How would Finch reply to State Rep. Mike Turzai - another unopposed politician - when Turzai famously said, [The voter ID law will] “allow Governor Romney to win the state of Pennsylvania."?





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Finch: “They’re certainly entitled to think that, and they’re entitled to full respect for their opinions, but before I can live with other folks I’ve got to live with myself. The one thing that doesn’t abide by majority rule is a person’s conscience.”




atticus-finch.jpgWhy would Finch allow his name to be used as a purely symbolic gesture? After all, even if a majority of voters in these districts write in his name, he cannot actually take office since he is a fictional character. Finch: “I wanted you to see what real courage is... It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do.” “Simply because we were licked a hundred years before we started is no reason for us not to try to win.”



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