Ever since NC enacted restrictions on when, where, and how people could vote—restrictions that disproportionately harmed students, the poor, and people of color—civil rights activists have been fighting back.
Category Voter Protection
“Native people have played such an important role in the history of this nation. But decades of feeling marginalized and disrespected have left a real impact.”
Despite the Supreme Court’s decision to block North Carolina’s notorious voter I.D. law, NC educators still find themselves battling election roadblocks that are very much alive at the local level.
Last week two Federal court decisions gave educators and other voter rights advocates renewed hope in the battle against efforts to suppress the minority vote.
As a young teacher in an all-Black segregated school in NC, when Willa Johnson taught her students how to register to vote she was summoned to the principal’s office and summarily fired.
Voting rights advocates have their eyes set on North Carolina as the bellwether for how far states will go in erecting new barriers to voting.