MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Dozens of Minnesota clergy and religious leaders gathered Thursday to voice their opposition to Minnesota’s Voter ID amendment.
The Faith in Democracy campaign believes requiring people to show photo ID at the polls will negatively impact the elderly, young people, people of color, and the poor. They say the amendment would create unnecessary barriers to voting, cause division and waste public resources.
Doran Schrantz, the executive director of ISAIAH, an organization involved with the campaign, encouraged listeners Thursday to question policies like the voter ID amendment.
“When a policy or program will have the deepest impact on those who are most vulnerable in our society, people of faith must ask hard, hard questions about that policy,” she said.
The religious leaders from the Jewish, Muslim and Christian communities plan to work together to ask religious voters to vote no on the amendment.