Tuesday, January 22, 2013

NC NAACP, Southern Coalition for Social Justice, ACLU of NC, Democracy North Carolina & others to Stand Against Voter Suppression

Groups Will Reject Voter Suppression Legislation; Outline Various Obstacles a Voter ID Law Would Create for Thousands of Voters and State Government; Will Also Announce New Strategy for Mobilization Including PSA and Website


22 January 2013

For More Information:        Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, President, 919-394-8137

                                            Mrs. Amina J. Turner, Executive Director, 919-682-4700

                                            Atty. Jamie Phillips, Public Policy Coordinator, 919-682-4700

For Media Assistance:        Rob Stephens, Field Secretary, 336-577-9335

RALEIGH -The North Carolina NAACP, Southern Coalition for Social Justice, Democracy North Carolina, ACLU of North Carolina, and others will hold a press conference Wednesday on voting rights. The press conference will present the constitutional rationale and arguments against voter suppression legislation such an ID requirement. Advocates will lay out plans for mobilization, including a public service announcement and website, and outline the financial and practical obstacles such a law would create for potentially hundreds of thousands of eligible voters, particularly African-Americans, Latinos, seniors, women, veterans, disabled and low-income voters.

WHERE: Legislative press room at the North Carolina General Assembly, 16 West Jones Street, Raleigh, NC 27601

WHEN: Wednesday, January 23, at 11 a.m.

WHO: Speakers will include:

  • Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, President of the NC NAACP
  • Bob Hall, Executive Director of Democracy North Carolina
  • Allison Riggs, Staff Attorney, Southern Coalition for Social Justice


Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, conducting voter mobilization and monitoring equal opportunity in the public and private sectors.


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