should you sign? The requirements necessary to comply with the law are
excessive & restrictive and the law itself is very confusing.
Basically, Tennessee lawmakers are taking away a person’s right to vote,
telling them they have to have a very specific government-issued photo ID to get it back, & confusing them in the process.
photo ID restrictions like the one we have in Tennessee will
disproportionately affect people of color, young voters, seniors and
people with disabilities. This law will disenfranchise those whose vote
is very often the only voice they have in our democratic process.
The progress of social justice is slow and measured. Its growth depends on an increasing number of us becoming aware of the truth and consequences of our actions.
I believe that it is morally wrong to allow our wanton desires to interfere with the basic needs and interests of other sentient beings.
I believe the physical and psychological abuse – confinement, social deprivation, mutilation, genetic and reproductive manipulation, and profit exploitation – imposed by us on other animals is morally wrong.
I believe the suggestion that the exploitation of other sentient beings by humans can be achieved without cruelty, violence, or injustice is false and misleading.
As an advocate for all life, committed to compassion and justice, I refuse to take part in the exploitation of other sentient beings or to collaborate with those caught up in such injustice.
I pledge to do my best to live a life that conveys a clear, sincere and uncompromised message that is free of resentment, fear, exploitation, anger, cynicism, and manipulation.
Furthermore, I pledge to continue to support a broad range of nonviolent initiatives and programs that will hopefully one day eliminate the needless pain and suffering we inflict upon all the many wonderful creatures with whom we share this planet.