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How The NAACP Is Fighting Local Voter Suppression In North Carolina

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 03.10.2015 | Black Voices

Fifty years after "Bloody Sunday," the fight for voting rights continues in North Carolina. After the 2013 Supreme Court decision to strike down S...

Samantha Lachman

Moral Monday Movement Expands To 12 States For Week Of Protests | Samantha Lachman | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Nearly 51 years ago this week, Martin Luther King, Jr. exhorted the 250,000-strong March on Washington audience to "go back to Mississip...

The Top 5 Voting Rights Moments of 2013

Penda D. Hair | Posted 02.24.2014 | Politics
Penda D. Hair

Texas waited just two hours after the ruling to announce that the state would begin enforcing its voter ID law. The U.S. Department of Justice hit back with lawsuits against both measures, showing the Supreme Court's ruling does not mean that it's open season on voters.

NAACP Leader, 11 Others Found Guilty In 'Moral Monday' Protests

AP | MICHAEL BIESECKER | Posted 12.04.2013 | Black Voices

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A judge has found North Carolina NAACP President William Barber and 11 others guilty of second-degree trespassing and violating...

Note to Politicians: Think It's Open Season on Voters? Think Again!

Penda D. Hair | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Penda D. Hair

As we keep working to expose, prevent and dismantle voter suppression across the country, we are collectively letting politicians know that the Supreme Court's Shelby ruling does not mean that it's open season on voters.

'Moral Monday' Draws Largest Turnout Yet, 120 More Arrested

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics

The "Moral Monday" protests that have taken place at the North Carolina General Assembly building every week for the past two months are continuing to...

Thom Goolsby, NC State Senator, Calls His Constituents 'Morons,' 'Clowns' in an Op-Ed About Moral Monday

Yuna Shin | Posted 08.12.2013 | Politics
Yuna Shin

North Carolina State Senator Thom Goolsby has penned an op-ed piece in Chatham Journal over the weekend, which is published in Pittsboro in Chatham Co...

Activists Look To Expand Large Protests In North Carolina

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 06.12.2013 | Politics

Seeking to build off a string of highly successful "Moral Monday" demonstrations at the North Carolina General Assembly in Raleigh, N.C., members of t...

Republican Blasts North Carolina 'Moron Monday' Protest As Dozens More Arrested

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 06.11.2013 | Politics

Swarms of demonstrators gathered outside the North Carolina General Assembly building on Monday, fulfilling their promise to continue weekly "Moral Mo...

Massive Protest Against State's GOP-Led Agenda Results In 151 Arrests

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 06.04.2013 | Politics

Upwards of 1,600 demonstrators amassed outside the North Carolina General Assembly in Raleigh on Monday, railing against the "extreme agenda" of the G...

140 Arrested During NAACP Protest

AP | CHRIS KARDISH | Posted 06.04.2013 | Black Voices

RALEIGH, N.C. -- About 140 people have been arrested during the latest weekly demonstration led by the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP against the...

Will Wrigley

Opponents Call Voter ID Bill A 'Modern-Day Poll Tax' | Will Wrigley | Posted 04.25.2013 | Politics

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Opponents of a voter ID bill that passed the North Carolina House on Wednesday are not backing down, vowing to continue to fight what...

NAACP Launches Voter Registration Push In Georgia

AP | By ERRIN HAINES | Posted 05.10.2012 | Black Voices

ATLANTA -- Saying it won't let recently enacted voter ID laws suppress turnout, the NAACP on Wednesday launched a nationwide drive to register thousan...