January 28, 2014 -
When President Obama delivers his State of the Union address tonight, among the guests of First Lady Michelle Obama will be a recent graduate of Elizabeth City State University, a historically black school in North Carolina that was at the center of heated battles over voting rights last year.
October 10, 2013 -
A student at a historically black North Carolina college who had his right to run for office challenged has won a city council seat, and students at another of the state's HBCUs marched to the polls en masse in a local election that represented a repudiation of right-wing attacks on public schools.
September 5, 2013 -
Inspired by the Moral Monday movement, students across North Carolina are organizing a college tour to raise awareness around election protection, planning a march on the governor's mansion to protest attacks on voting, and launching a group to protect voters from intimidation at the polls.
September 3, 2013 -
In a decision that holds important implications for student voting rights statewide, the N.C. State Board of Elections overruled a local elections board that barred Montravias King -- a student at historically black Elizabeth City State University -- from running for local office because he registered to vote at his campus dormitory.
August 29, 2013 -
The conservative mega-donor, now the state budget director, played important but behind-the-scenes roles in the passage of one of the nation's most restrictive voting laws, from ginning up fear of voter fraud to backing politicians who fought for voting restrictions.
August 28, 2013 -
With events underway to commemorate a historic march for voting rights, legal battles are unfolding in Texas and North Carolina to defend students' right to vote and run for office, with students at historically black colleges and universities bearing the brunt of recent voter suppression efforts.
August 23, 2013 -
Since Gov. Pat McCrory (R) signed into law one of the most restrictive voting bills in the nation, three county boards of elections have taken steps to limit college students' ability to vote or run for office. But have Republicans' actions awakened a sleeping giant?