Wednesday, October 1, 2014

NC NAACP to address victory for voting right


October 1, 2014


Contact: Tom Wolf, NC NAACP - or 504-940-4441



North Carolina NAACP to Hold Press Conference 

Addressing Major Victory for Voting Rights



DURHAM, NC: The North Carolina NAACP will hold a press conference at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 2, 2014 to address the decision handed down this afternoon by the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals. The decision granted a preliminary injunction against provisions in the new voting law that eliminated same-day registration and out-of-precinct voting.


Atty. Irving Joyner, the NC NAACP Legal Redress Chair, and Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, will discuss how this decision will affect the upcoming November election. 

"We can rejoice in the knowledge that the efforts of right-wing forces in the North Carolina General Assembly to suppress the rights and opportunities for racial minorities to vote have been exposed," Rev. Dr. Barber said. "This is not just a legal victory but a victory of the Forward Together Moral Movement activism and legal action combined."


"This is among the most significant voting rights victories in North Carolina history and has immediate implications for the election in North Carolina, a little over a month away," said Atty. Joyner. "This decision amounts to a repudiation of the actions of the North Carolina General Assembly, which has attempted to make access to voting more difficult." 


Atty. Joyner and Rev. Dr. Barber will discuss the NC NAACP's strategy going forward and what it expects to face from the extremist right in the wake of the 4th Circuit Court's ruling. 


WHO:                        The North Carolina NAACP


WHAT:                      Press Conference to Address Appeal Victory 


WHEN:                      4:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 2, 2014 

WHERE:                   114 W. Parrish St., Durham, NC, 27701

      3rd floor 




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