Why We Marched

On July 13, a federal court in Winston-Salem began to hear North Carolina NAACP v. McCrory, a lawsuit to reverse North Carolina’s unconstitutional and immoral voter suppression law. North Carolina’s law is the first and the worst since the 2013 Shelby v. Holder decision that gutted the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Our voting rights, gained because people stood up despite great consequences in Selma and across the South, have been compromised. 

The outcome of this historic case in North Carolina will have an impact on voting rights across the nation. More than 6,000 people from across North Carolina and the nation gathered on July 13th to participate in teach-ins and a Mass Moral Monday March and Rally for Voting Rights. We showed the nation that we will not surrender the most fundamental right of a democracy: the right to vote. 

This is our Selma!




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