Catholic, Protestant and Jewish leaders, in a hastily called press conference, spoke out today against the Ryan budget.
Estimates are that the law will disenfranchise one in 10 eligible voters - mostly people of color, students, seniors and low-income voters.
"There couldn't be a clearer choice. The up-coming November elections are about two very different and distinct paths for our country."
"Republicans know their hold on the country depends on keeping some voters out of the voting place," said Boyd Richie, former chair of the Texas Democratic Party.
Reacting to Republican efforts to suppress voting, the African American community and the AFL-CIO are mounting a massive effort to promote balloting.