"I want to be with people who submerge in the task, who go into the fields to harvest and work in a row and pass the bags along, who are not parlor generals and field deserters but move in a common rhythm when the food must come in or the fire be put out.
"  Marge Piercy

Voter Suppression

This issue is fundamental to our democracy. It is all about protecting the Constitutional rights of North Carolinians. Although the Voter ID law is being challenged in the courts, including the U.S. Department of Justice, it is not a good idea to wait passively for court dockets to clear and decisions to be announced.

There are actions that UU congregations and Social Justice Committees can take to start programs of voter registration and to help those who we serve in our neighborhoods to secure a Voter ID.  The League of Women Voters' regional initiatives are moving forward and encourage our participation. In addition, the non-partisan http://www.democracy-nc.org is an excellent source of information, Voter Registration kits, and handouts to use. They are freely available and are found below.

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Voter Bill of Rights Spanish

 Voter Registration Instructions (Spanish)

How to Get a Voter ID

Wallet Card

Voter ID Half-Page Handout

Voter Registration Kit

New Voting Law Summary

Why Oppose Photo ID For Voters