DES MOINES – College and Young Democrats of Iowa President Austin Frerick, a senior at Grinnell College, released the following statement today calling on all students to take a serious look at restrictive voter ID bills:
“Voter ID bills are costly and they increase barriers to voting. All in an effort to stop voter fraud, which Secretary of State Schultz freely admits is not a problem in this state. This bill is so restrictive that nearly every student ID would not be valid at the polls, and even state-issued photo IDs given to lawmakers at the capitol do not meet these strict requirements. All students should take the time to really understand how this bill will impact them and countless Iowans.”
Two weeks ago a group of College and Young Democrats held a lobby day at the Capitol, where they discussed the voter ID bill with legislators and arranged a meeting with Secretary of State Schultz.