By Jim Grawe
KWCH 12 Eyewitness News
9:05 PM CST, November 18, 2011
A group called KanVote is kicking off a statewide campaign against efforts to require proof of citizenship for voters starting in 2012.
Legislation passed earlier this year calls for that portion of the new voter I.D. law to go into effect in 2013, after the presidential election. However, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is pushing to implement that requirement starting in March 2012.
KanVote is made up of activists from more than 30 organizations including the League of Women Voters, the Kansas ACLU and Sunflower Community Action.
The group organized a workshop in Wichita on Friday to train volunteers on tactics and strategies to oppose what it calls "new voter suppression measures."
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