January 15, 2016 -
North Carolinians who lack one of several state-approved photo IDs can still vote in the upcoming election — but they might not know that from materials put out by the state elections board. The NAACP held a press conference this week to set the record straight.
December 4, 2015 -
This week the N.C. NAACP, voting rights advocates and faith leaders kicked off an 80-day mass voter engagement campaign in the run-up to the March primary — a nonpartisan effort to resist recent efforts by state leaders to make voting harder.
November 30, 2015 -
In 2016, the U.S. will hold the first presidential election in 50 years without the full protections of the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965. Facing South sat down with investigative journalist Ari Berman to discuss his new book "Give Us the Ballot" to discuss the 50-year history of the VRA and lessons we can learn for the modern voting rights struggle.
November 19, 2015 -
Join us on Friday, Nov. 20 in Durham, North Carolina for an event with journalist Ari Berman, author of a widely-acclaimed book looking at the 50-year struggle to expand and defend the right to vote.
October 9, 2015 -
Civil rights advocates warn that Alabama's plan to close 31 DMV offices where citizens can get an ID they need to vote disproportionately affects African Americans and therefore violates the U.S. Constitution and Voting Rights Act.
August 5, 2015 -
On the eve of the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, a federal appeals court handed down a decision against Texas voter ID requirements that shows why the landmark civil rights law is still needed.
July 24, 2015 -
This week during the federal trial over North Carolina's restrictive voting law, the state elections chief testified that more than 96,000 citizens would have been blocked from voting in 2012 if the law had been in place then. Meanwhile, another expert testified that there had been a total of two cases of voter fraud in the state from 2000 to 2014.