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Press Release

Working Families Celebrate North Carolina Voting Rights Decision

GREENSBORO, N.C. – In response to today’s ruling from the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals striking down North Carolina’s 2013 voter ID law, Working America-North Carolina State Director Carolyn Smith issued the following statement:

“When conservative lawmakers in North Carolina took a scalpel to the voting rights of African-Americans in 2013, Working America members pushed back through collective action with petitions and rallies. Today’s ruling is a huge victory for North Carolina’s working families and helps ensure voters in our state, regardless of race, have access to free and fair elections.

“This decision stops injustice in its tracks. Despite state lawmakers’ best efforts, today’s decision removes another barrier to the ballot box and allows working people to hold their elected officials accountable by electing pro-working families candidates this November.”

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CONTACT: Carolyn Smith
[email protected]gamerica.org
336-392-2129 (cell)

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