Remembering a Voting Rights Champion

Viviette Applewhite in 2019

By Witold Walczak, Legal Director, ACLU of Pennsylvania

Few people find fame at age 93, but that’s just what Viviette Applewhite did. In 2012, she became the lead plaintiff in what turned out to be a successful lawsuit challenging a voter photo identification law enacted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania that could have, by our analysis, disenfranchised over 100,000 of duly registered voters…



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