Major Voting Rights Victory in NC!

I am so excited that on Friday, July 30, 2016, the 4th Circuit of Appeals put a permanent injunction against all of the voter suppression laws in NC. This is a victory that we—you, me, and other faith leaders across the nation—have a long history of fighting for. Last July, with The Rev. Dr. William Barber and others, I spoke at the Mass #MoralMonday March for Voting Rights in Winston-Salem. 

“A federal appeals court decisively struck down North Carolina’s voter identification law on Friday, saying its provisions deliberately ‘target African-Americans with almost surgical precision’ in an effort to depress black turnout at the polls.”
— Michael Wines and Alan Binder in The New York Times

Check out the full article here. And below, photos and video from the #MoralMonday March:

 

"Each of you is a bridge and we're building a bridge. We're building a bridge from Selma to Salem." - Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis

"You can now initiate and inaugurate a new season on voting rights." - Rev. Dr. William Barber

Are you registered to vote? Check at vote.org to see your registration status. This is especially important if you have changed addresses recently.