AARP won a major victory in this past October when a judge delayed implementation of Pennsylvania's controversial voter identification law, ordering the state not to enforce it for the presidential election. The injunction represented the culmination of months work by AARP Pennsylvania,and AARP Foundation Litigation. When it was signed into law back in March, PA’s Voter ID statute was considered among the nation’s toughest. Soon after its approval, voting rights activists filed a lawsuit challenging the law, and AARP submitted “friend-of-the-court” briefs in the case. The legal case worked its way through the PA court system over the summer, and AARP’s position earned significant media attention. AARP also partnered with dozens of community groups statewide to protest the law, culminating in a rally at Philadelphia’s historic Independence Mall, to help voters understand exactly what they would need to vote.
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