This year, after working against the badly written voter ID law, I discovered that 47 of the 104 state representatives and five of the senators that voted for this law are running unopposed in the November election.
I thought the fact that voters in their districts will have no say at the polls was outrageous. Four of them are right here in Bucks County.
That 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 that are running unopposed.
That’s why we’re 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. There are four representatives running unopposed in Bucks County, more than any other county in the state. I am also hoping that if you see that a fictitious character makes a showing in November, that 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/