"At 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, May 6, organizers and activists will gather at The Federal Building on West Market Street in Greensboro to announce continued efforts to educate North Carolina workers about changes to voting laws and to urge the community to vote in the primaries.
Working America activists have been out educating the community all year about these changes; that effort will continue through the general election in November. Tuesday’s primaries will be the first opportunity to see how the process works with these sweeping changes in place.
Last year, the North Carolina General Assembly pushed through a voter suppression bill. That bill cut a week off of early voting, eliminated same-day registration, requires a photo ID beginning with the 2016 elections and relaxed limits on campaign contributions, among other modifications. These changes will make it harder for working people to vote and elect people that represent their best interests.
“People fought hard to get their freedoms,” said Working America member Theo Swain. “If you've got something to say, you need to go vote. One way or the other, you've got to make a stand.”
Many of these people are going to the polls the first time since the passing of this bill, and it is imperative to our democracy to ensure that everyone makes it to the polls and gets to cast a vote.
Who: Community members with Working America and MoveOn.Org
What: Press conference to educate the voters about the changes to North Carolina voting laws, and to urge the community to vote in the May 6 primaries.
Where: The Federal Building, 302 W. Market St., Greensboro, NC 27403
When: Tuesday, May 6, at 10:15 a.m."
A Press Release