Tuesday, December 1, 2015

The Fight for Voting Rights Continues In North Carolina (Video)

NAACP Seeks to Block 2016 Voter ID Requirement



The NAACP and others challenging changes to North Carolina’s election law overhaul in 2013 are seeking to block the photo ID requirement for the March primaries.
The challengers filed a request in federal court on Tuesday seeking a preliminary injunction that would keep the current law in place until their legal challenge can be fully heard.
Attorneys for the state lawmakers standing behind the ID requirement have voiced opposition to the NAACP request. In court documents filed earlier this month, attorneys for the state said they think the legal challenge can be heard and decided before the March primaries.
When lawmakers added the requirement that voters have photo IDs by 2016 to vote, they contended that the measure was necessary to prevent voter fraud.
Few voter fraud cases have been brought and prosecuted in North Carolina and elsewhere in the United States.[Click Here To Read More]

We Fight in the Courts, the Streets, & at the Ballot Box

North Carolina is ground zero in the fight for voting rights in the United States. House Bill 318, the monster voter suppression law passed in 2013, is the first and the worst voter suppression law since the 2013 Shelby v. Holder decision that gutted the Voting Rights Act of 1965. We have less voting rights today than we had in 1966. The people of North Carolina refuse to surrender the most fundamental right of a democracy: the right to vote.

We will fight in the courtsNC NAACP v. McCrory, our voter suppression lawsuit, will return to trial in January to hear the Voter ID portion of the case. Visit our website and ourFacebook page for updates so you can join us in Winston-Salem to pack the courthouse and show the nation that HB 318 is NOT the will of the people.

We will fight in the streets. On Saturday, February 13th, we will hold the 10th annual Mass Moral March on Raleigh & HKonJ People's Assembly in downtown Raleigh. One month before the 2016 Primary and nine months before the General Election, we will hold the largest Get Out The Vote rally North Carolina has ever seen grounded in the voices of those who have been impacted by the extreme and immoral policies of the NC General Assembly. RSVP on Facebook and click here for updates on the Moral March.

We will fight at the ballot box. On December 1st, the NC NAACP, Democracy NC, faith leaders, and other coalition partners are launching the It's Our Time | It's Our Vote voter empowerment campaign. This long-term, issue-based, non-partisan voter registration, education, mobilization, and protection campaign will work across North Carolina and will build a foundation for meaningful participation in our Democracy long after 2016. To get involved in the It's Our Time campaign, click here.

Help us spread the word by using the hashtags #forwardtogther #itsourtime and #moralmarch. 



North Carolina's new Voter ID law prompts legal opposition: Judith Browne Dianis on News Nation



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