DEMOCRACY NC STATEMENT ON SUPREME COURT’S DENIAL OF STAY OF NC VOTING LAW WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Supreme Court refused a request by the state of North Carolina to temporarily block part of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals’ ruling striking down North Carolina's restrictive 2013 voting law. With today’s decision, a federal appeals court’s [...]
WHAT: Despite the recent federal court ruling against voting restrictions, the Republican majority on the Guilford County Board of Elections (Greensboro) wants to reduce the 2016 Early Voting plan from what the county offered in 2012. On Monday, August 8, the Board will take up and likely vote on a plan that would: cut by [...]
Statewide Voting Rights Organization Reveals Negative Impact of New Photo ID Law Raleigh, N.C. (May 26, 2016) – Democracy North Carolina released key findings from the March 2016 Primary on Thursday, providing mounting evidence that North Carolina’s 2013 voting law is having a negative impact on North Carolina voters. The research was included as part [...]
In March, the US Supreme Court ruled that maps drawn by Alabama lawmakers distorted the requirements of the Voting Rights Act by packing African Americans into a small number of districts. Today, the Court pointed to that decision and ordered the NC Supreme Court to reconsider a challenge to the maps drawn by the Republican-controlled [...]
NC Rep. Larry Hall and several other state legislators have introduced House Bill 240, “Allow NC College ID to Meet Voter ID Requirement,” at this link: http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2015&BillID=h240 The law requiring voters to present a photo ID, beginning in 2016, has generated considerable controversy, as well as legal challenges in federal and state courts. Often lost [...]
Click here for a one-page briefing, loaded with data, about the damaging and discriminatory changes to North Carolina’s election rules, prepared by Democracy NC for a press briefing held by the NC NAACP.
WUNC State of Things host Frank Stasio invited Democracy NC and John Locke Foundation to debate the value of North Carolina’s new voter restrictions. It turned into a revealing exchange – listen here (Click on the blue arrow/box a couple of lines below the story's title).
If you haven’t seen this video of 12-year-old Madison Kimrey blowing the crowd away at the October Moral Monday in Burlington, it’s definitely worth the watch. She takes on Gov. McCrory and Sen. Rucho for their arrogant ignorance about North Carolina’s pioneering law to allow pre-registration of 16 and 17 year-olds and require voter registration [...]
Students from St. Augustine’s University capped a semester of civic engagement activities with an Election Day march to the polls on October 8th in Raleigh. View this video testimony of first-time voters who felt empowered through the “Falcons Vote” campaign that Common Cause of NC helped organize with support from administrators and student leaders. Meanwhile, in [...]