Looking for some good news? Check out this week's installment of the Democracy Summer intern team blogs. Here are a few clips to get you started!
Luckily, the week came to an end much like many difficult or challenging times during life. . . with a ray of hope. The people of North Carolina successfully fought off new Voter ID and other voter suppression measures! That’s a major victory – crucial for the general election in November. Every flyer handed out, every phone call made, every conversation with an elected official (well, with a few notable exceptions) all seams worthwhile. In the face of maddening opposition and disappointment, the people of North Carolina were also triumphant. I’m so happy just to have been a small part of that effort.
In stark contrast to their disappointing HAVA decision, the legislature had everyone in the office celebrating on Tuesday — the pernicious Photo ID Bill was not passed! Hundreds of thousands of voters in North Carolina just barely avoided this unreasonable, anti-democratic block to their voting actions. But avoid it they did, and we’re thrilled to see some of our work pay off.
I would definitely say the week was great and one of the more exciting of the summer for all the reasons I have stated. We’re only moving forward from this point on. The clock is ticking down and victory rest in hands of the Charlotte team.