Asian Americans Feel Particularly Targeted by New Anti-Voter Assistance Laws
The new laws criminalize actions of those who assist voters
For a century, in Florida, the League of Women Voters formed bonds with marginalized residents by helping them register to vote — and, in recent years, those efforts have extended to the growing Asian American and Asian immigrant communities.
But a state law signed in May by Governor Ron DeSantis would have forced the group to alter its strategy.
The legislation would have imposed a $50,000 fine on third-party voter registration organizations if the staff or volunteers who handle or collect the forms have been convicted of a felony or are not U.S. citizens.
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