Tue. Mar 12: Public Hearing, Voter ID

Tue Mar 12: Public Hearing, Voter ID
4pm in Rm. 643, Legislative Office Bldg.

Wake County Democratic Party Chair Dan Blue pointed out that this voter suppression bill (which will pass) still deserves wide publicity and study across the state and not just by politicos in Raleigh. But it won't get that unless there is a public outcry from the many thousands of voters who are at risk of losing their voting rights.

If you can, attend the public hearing. If you cannot attend, listen in on NC Voter Radio or through the audio link at www.ncleg.net online.

“It’s odd that we have a constitutional right to vote,” [said] Rep. Mickey Michaux, D-Durham. “This voter ID bill is something of a solution looking for a problem.” Michaux noted that voters who cast absentee ballots are not asked for photo ID.

From the editorial in the Sunday News and Observer: "A Voter ID law would affect poor, elderly, minorities." "Republicans in the North Carolina General Assembly will again push for an unnecessary and potentially discriminatory voter ID law that will most affect the poor, the elderly and minority voters, all of whom might be inclined to vote Democratic." Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/editorials/##storylink=cpy

But most important write or call the legislative leaders forcing this unnecessary bill on North Carolina voters. Just say, "no."

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'On the Record': Voter ID

'On the Record': Voter ID at www.WRAL.com (a video)

With a Voter ID bill making slow but certain progress in the state legislature, On the Record looks a little closer at the arguments for and against the requirement. Former NC House Speaker and Sen. Dan Blue (D-Wake) is one of the participants in the discussion led by reporter Laura Leslie for WRAL.

see the entire show at http://www.wral.com/news/state/nccapitol/video/12202756/#/vid12202756

Martha Brock

Sign up to speak at Tues. Hearing

From Monday's Under the Dome in the N&O:

Tuesday’s hearing is scheduled for 4 p.m. in Room 643, Legislative Office Building. But don’t just show up and hope to have your say.

You must sign up to speak and there are a limited number of slots with each speaker getting 3 minutes. Comments must be related to:

• Whether requiring a photo ID to voting is good policy.

• The impact of requiring a photo ID on elections, and other governmental services.

• Suggestions on how to implement the of a photo ID, including how to assist voters in obtaining a photo ID.

You must sign up to speak by 5 p.m. Monday at www.ncleg.net/Applications/RTS/hce.aspx.

Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/03/11/2740104/dome-voter-id-hearing-sch...

Martha Brock

Extension

Rep David Lewis announced tonight that you can sign up at the meeting. Staff will be at the door.
There is an overflow room
Another meeting will be held if needed to accommodate speakers.

Room 544 LOB will also be available for overflow if the crowd is too large for 643 LOB

Voter ID hearing live at WRAL.com

Those who want to speak and didn't make it on the online list may show up at 3 p.m. at room 643 in the Legislative Office Building to sign up. Those who signed up online will get a number when they arrive at room 643 that indicates their speaking order. The committee meeting starts at 4 p.m.

Read more here: http://projects.newsobserver.com/under_the_dome

Tuesday's meeting is the only scheduled session for public comment, but [Rep.] Lewis said if there are many people who still can't be accommodated, the committee will consider a second public comment hearing.

Room 544 LOB will also be available for overflow if the crowd is too large for 643, Lewis said.

You can watch the public hearing live here on WRAL.com Tuesday at 4:00pm.

Read more from Laura Leslie of WRAL here:

http://www.wral.com/public-sign-up-to-reopen-for-voter-id-hearing/12210369/

Martha Brock