REV. AL SHARPTON’S STATEMENT ON THE NORTH CAROLINA APPEALS COURT STRIKING DOWN RESTRICTIVE AND DISCRIMINATORY VOTER ID LAWS—
For Immediate Release
July 29, 2016
Contact: Rachel Noerdlinger
REV. AL SHARPTON’S STATEMENT ON THE NORTH CAROLINA APPEALS COURT STRIKING DOWN RESTRICTIVE AND DISCRIMINATORY VOTER ID LAWS
July 29, 2016 (New York, NY)- – National civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton applauded the federal appeals court in North Carolina today that struck down the state’s requirement for voters to show identification before casting ballots, while also reinstating early voting, a measure that has been a part of National Action Network’s mission around the country.
“We at National Action Network have long said that the Voter ID laws adopted by many states are an insidious effort to roll back hard-won voting rights and today’s decision is a step in the right direction towards allowing a more just election process,” Rev. Sharpton said.
NAN has led a voter protection tour and rallied against the unfairness of voter-id efforts that require voters to show photo IDs at polling sites and laws that restrict early voting. States have recently reversed restrictive laws and NAN is continuing a national effort leading into the November election to expose voter disenfranchisement. Countless potential voters have been shut out of the election process due to restrictive laws and NAN will work tirelessly to expose the injustice around the country in the months to come.