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Warren’s Daughter Heads Welfare Voter Drive

From the Boston Herald:

Welfare voter push has GOP crying foul

By Chris Cassidy and Hillary Chabot | Wednesday, August 8, 2012

The state has mailed out voter registration letters to nearly 500,000 welfare recipients, in a push sparked by a group led by former ACORN bigwigs that critics say is a naked bid to boost Democrats at the polls in November.

The letters, mailed last month by the state’s Department of Transitional Assistance, went out as Republican U.S. Sen. Scott Brown and Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren have been locked in a neck-and-neck race.

The welfare system’s get-out-the-vote push came in response to a suit brought by New England United for Justice (NEU4J), which is led by three former leaders of the controversial Association of Community Organizers for Reform Now. ACORN was disbanded in 2010 amid a voter fraud scandal.

The suit was filed after a 35-year-old Lowell woman recertified her benefits at a Lowell welfare office last June and “was not offered the opportunity to register to vote at any time during her visit; nor was she offered a voter registration application,” according to papers filed in U.S. District Court.

Why should there be such a requirement in the first place?

NEU4J, along with the NAACP New England Area Conference, reached an agreement with the state on July 5 — just two months after the suit was filed.

Of course the Democrats running Massachusetts would be only too happy to have the taxpayers pay for their voter registration drive.

The deal requires state officials to contact the 477,944 welfare recipients who were on the books between June 1, 2011 and May 31, 2012. The mailings will cost the state $275,844.

The state must also run public service announcements on TV and radio stations from mid-July through mid-October publicizing the agency’s registration push. And welfare office waiting rooms, which will soon be equipped with TVs, must make announcements explaining how to register to vote

And who knows what that will cost?

NEU4J worked in concert with Demos, a liberal group leading a national charge to enroll welfare recipients. Demos — which was started in the 1990s and lists Barack Obama on its founding board of directors — has sued nine states, including the battlegrounds of Ohio, Pennsylvania and Nevada, according to Demos lawyer Lisa Danetz…

Demos, which is a radical left wing organization that also lobbies federal and state policymakers to “addres[s] the economic insecurity and inequality that characterize American society today.”

Oh, and by the way, the chairman of Demos just happens to be Amelia Warren Tyagi, the daughter of that noble savage, Elizabeth Warren, who is running for the Senate in Massachusetts. What a coincidence, huh?

Naturally, Elizabeth Warren and her daughter are denying that there is anything fishy about this use of taxpayer dollars to buy votes.

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, August 9th, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “Warren’s Daughter Heads Welfare Voter Drive”

  1. GetBackJack says:

    Tomorrow’s headline

    Warren Daughter Registers Dogs in Last Minute Voter Drive

  2. beautyofreason says:

    Clearly the imperative of welfare offices should be to help Democrats continue the racket.
    Remember who holds the purse strings.

    I seem to remember something that Benjamin Franklin said about people voting for money – and the end of the Republic.

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