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“Dear PoPville,

Previously you posted about the DC Board of Election publicly posting the names, addresses, and some voting history details about every single DC resident registered to vote in the District. Pretty terrifying stuff.

A new law (sponsored by Charles Allen) is about ready to go into effect allowing victims of stalking, sexual and domestic violence, and the workers of some reproductive clinics to request their details be removed from the Board of Elections voting list, DMV databases, and public tax records. There are some caveats (i.e., legal documents to allow a request, etc.), but DC literally offered next to no protection before, so this is a huge step in the right direction.

Can you help spread the word so those who need to protect their privacy can get more information? Here’s a new WaPo story about it.”

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