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."