The Importance of the NC NAACP v McCrory Lawsuit & the March for Voting Rights to Young Voters

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. 

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NC NAACP Youth & College Division Stands with UNC Centers Under Attack

February 26, 2015

The UNC Board of Governors will vote tomorrow on its recommendation to close several UNC centers across the state, including the UNC Center on Poverty, Work, and Opportunity on the campus of UNC- Chapel Hill, the Institute for Civic Engagement and Social Change on the campus of North Carolina Central University, and the North Carolina Center for Biodiversity on the campus of East Carolina University. 

These centers have been instrumental in initiating and sustaining some of the most progressive work in this state. In their relatively short operating history, these centers have exemplified the concept of utilizing a state’s top minds, in the form of scholars and students, to address some of the most critical social issues of the day.

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