NC NAACP Youth & College Division and Other Youth Organizations to Discuss Importance of NC NAACP v. McCrory and July 13 Mass Moral Monday March for Voting Rights to Young Voters
WINSTON-SALEM, NC - In 2013, under the leadership of Governor McCrory, Senate leader Phil Berger and former Speaker Thom Tillis, North Carolina passed HB 589, the worst voter suppression law in the nation. This law, dubbed the “Monster Voter Suppression Bill,” did much more than just require a voter I.D. for the voting process. Additionally, it eliminated same day voter registration, reduced the early voting period, and attacked young people’s right to vote by eliminating pre-registration for eligible 16- and 17-year-olds, among other provisions. This monster voter suppression law has widespread, disproportionate consequences for African American voters and other minorities throughout the state, but it also directly suppresses young people's access to the right to vote.
The NC NAACP Youth & College Division will hold a news conference at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 10, 2015 to discuss the importance of the upcoming lawsuit to restore and protect the voting rights cut by HB 589 and the actions of the General Assembly. The Youth & College Division will also lay out plans of action leading up to the July 13thcase and discuss how youth can mobilize and be engaged.
WHO: NC NAACP Youth & College Division
WHAT: News Conference to Discuss Importance of NC NAACP v. McCrory to Young Voters
WHEN: 10 a.m. on Friday, July 10, 2015
WHERE: U.S. District Courthouse
251 N. Main St., Winston-Salem