On August 31, 2016, the League won the final battle in our long legal campaign to overturn North Carolina's voter discrimination law when the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a bid to revive the outrageous measure.
It's the end of the road for one of the worst anti-voter laws in the entire country. It's a tremendous victory for hundreds of thousands of voters in North Carolina who could have otherwise been blocked from the polls.
And it's the latest contribution you and other League supporters have made in our ongoing campaign to protect the right of all Americans to vote. Thank you for standing with us!
Wednesday's ruling lets stand a lower court's order barring North Carolina from requiring photo IDs and ordering the state to restore a week of early voting and maintain same-day registration and out-of-precinct voting. In a blistering opinion, the lower court found that North Carolina's law targeted communities of color "with almost surgical precision."
The North Carolina law was one of many passed in states across the country shortly after the U.S. Supreme Court gutted the heart of the Voting Rights Act back in 2013. Wednesday's decision follows a string of other recent victories for voters' rights in states including Texas and Kansas.
I hope you are as encouraged by this latest news as everyone here at the League is--and I hope you feel a well-deserved sense of pride in contributing to it!
Thanks again for doing your part in Making Democracy Work®!
Lloyd Leonard Senior Director of Advocacy
P.S. For information about the upcoming election in your state, be sure to check out VOTE411.org, the League's one-stop voter information resource.
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