This year, after working against the ineptly written voter ID law, I discovered that 47 of the 104 state representatives and five of the senators who voted for this law are running unopposed in the November election.
The fact is, that no matter how voters in these districts feel about these politicians, they will be re-elected! This is outrageous! And five of them are right here in Butler County.
It is why a write-in campaign for ATTICUS FINCH was started against Daryl Metcalfe, the architect of the law, and the other 51 members of the PA Assembly who are running unopposed.
We are asking voters who live in these districts to write-in ATTICUS FINCH, the hero of Harper Lee’s Civil Rights masterpiece To Kill a Mockingbird.
Atticus 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 with an expiration date.
A message that messing with our right to vote is not acceptable needs to be sent, especially because the law as written does NOT prevent any fraud. There are three representatives and two senators running unopposed in Butler County, more than any other county in the state.
I am also hoping that if a fictional character makes a showing in November, it will give someone who lives these districts the courage to run against them in 2014.
To find your representative and if they are running unopposed check out the website http://voteatticusfinch.wikispaces.com/