The striking down of North Carolina’s voter identification law by a federal appeals court was met with celebration — and a “call to action” by numerous civil rights and social justice organizations.
The N.C. voter ID law was ruled unconstitutional by the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday, citing “racially discriminatory intent.” The court found the law “target(ed) African-Americans with almost surgical precision,” in its attempts to make the voting process stricter.
The North Carolina NAACP, a plaintiff in the case, held a “Call to Action Conference Call” Friday evening to celebrate the court’s decision and urge further voter registration campaigns.
Rev. William Barber II, president of the N.C. NAACP, led the “call to action” along with others from the organization.
The call opened with a prayer from Rev. Curtis Gatewood.