"Save Early Voting" Press Conference
Monday, April 1st - 10:30 am
North Carolina General Assembly
Jones Street, Raleigh, NC
UPDATE from WNCN news in Raleigh today:
Progress North Carolina led a news conference Monday at the Legislative Building to oppose bills last week to reduce 2½ weeks of in-person early voting by one week. One of the bills would bar Sunday voting.
Read more and view video here:
"Come stand with your fellow citizens, teachers, former election officials and others as they call attention to the devastating consequences of bills pending in the NCGA to cut early voting in half and make other changes to our elections rules that make it extraordinarily difficult for people to vote."
The right to vote is our greatest right as Americans. No one has the right to take that away from us. Don't let a handful of politicians in Raleigh take this right away from you! This bill is unprecedented, dangerous, far-reaching and has enormous implications for our state. Stand up up for democracy! Join us on Monday and let state lawmakers know: leave early voting alone.
"More than 2.5 million NC voters cast ballots before Election Day in Nov. 2012. Why would politicians want to shrink early voting, forbid Sunday voting, & stop same day registration? Why make it harder for voters to vote?"
--From Progress NC today on FaceBook.
Progress NC is a voice for forward-thinking North Carolinians who want to protect the balanced approach to government that made our state great.