voter suppression

NC Voting Rights Setback at the U.S. Supreme Court

A personal message from SCSJ Executive Director Anita Earls

You’ve probably heard that the U.S. Supreme Court has granted the state’s stay, undoing our hard work to ensure fair voting access to all eligible North Carolinians. This means that there will be no same day registration or out-of-precinct provisional voting in the November 2014 election. But you are not alone – SCSJ vows to continue the fight for NC voting rights.  Two things to know:

First, if you are not registered to vote, please make sure that you register to vote by Friday, October 10 (tomorrow!).  You can download the form here.   The form must be postmarked by tomorrow.  You can fax or email your voter registration but you’ll have to go to the Board of Elections within 20 days of the deadline to provide an original signature.  If you are already registered to vote, check your registration here.

Second,  We need your help. Continuing to fight this battle is costly and time consuming. We need your financial support to ensure that every eligible voter is able to cast a ballot, next month and in every subsequent election. Please make a contribution today to help us continue the long fight for voting rights. The full opinion is available here. The fight continues right now – please make your gift today!

Yours sincerely,

Anita Earls,  Executive Director                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Southern Coalition for Social Justice

Anita Earls

SCSJ Executive Director Anita S. Earls