POLITICS
10/10/2014 03:55 am ET

Lewis Black Says F**k Voter Suppression In New ACLU Voting Rights Video

Comedian Lewis Black has made a career out of being outraged so his new role as the celebrity ambassador on voting rights for the American Civil Liberties Union should suit him just fine.

A new video released by the ACLU shows what's supposedly a behind-the-scenes look at a photo shoot in which Black learns about efforts to suppress voters through voter ID laws, restrictions on early voting and more.

His reaction is classic Black: "No fucking way."

On Thursday, the Supreme Court blocked Wisconsin's voter ID law. In an unrelated case, a federal judge in Texas struck down that state's voter ID law, calling it an "unconstitutional poll tax."

"Elected officials shouldn't get to choose who gets to choose elected officials," Black declares in the video. "Look, people marched and fought and died for the right to vote and they want to legislate away that sacrifice to stay in power? Not on my watch, baby!"

Black also penned an open letter "to all politicians who've ever tried to block access to voting," which you can read here.

And if you want to join Black in saying "fuck voter suppression," you can add your name to the ACLU's petition.

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