ACORN Challenges Constitutionality|of Pennsylvania Voter Registration Law

PITTSBURGH (CN) – ACORN challenged the constitutionality of a Pennsylvania law that prohibits it from paying employees to register voters. The law makes it illegal to “give, solicit or accept payment or financial incentive to obtain a voter registration if the payment or incentive is based upon the number of registrations or applications obtained.”

     ACORN – the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now – says the law effectively discriminates against low- and moderate-income communities that are historically underrepresented at the polls.
     ACORN seeks declaratory judgment that the “Solicitation of Registration” law violates the First and Fourteenth Amendments, and a permanent injunction. Its lead counsel is Witold Walczak with the ACLU.

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