Fight for Voting Rights in NC
Congressman Butterfield is fighting to stop the aggressive efforts to disenfranchise voters in North Carolina. The right to vote for all eligible adults embodies the spirit of American democracy and should be protected.
You Should Know
As a participant in the 1963 March on Washington, and as a former civil rights attorney, Congressman Butterfield has seen firsthand how peaceful, civil demonstrations can affect change. Many North Carolinians fought long and hard to ensure equal voting rights. It is time to fight for those rights again because the new barriers in the NC voter ID law were intentionally constructed to turn back progress and add unnecessary conditions meant to suppress the voting rights of some people. In Congress, Congressman Butterfield backs the Voter Empowerment Act and has aggressively pushed for the restoration of the voter protections contained in the historic Voting Rights Act after it was crippled by the Supreme Court’s decision on June 25th, 2013. Congressman Butterfield works hard to ensure that each eligible North Carolina voter can and will vote on Election Day.
Congressman Butterfield was the first federal elected official to join the peaceful, but impactful Moral Monday demonstrations. The Moral Monday effort is a grassroots movement to peacefully protest the restrictions on voting rights, anti-middle class tax legislation and other regressive attacks on civil liberties. Congressman Butterfield believes that the Republican-led North Carolina legislature’s attack on the disadvantaged and less fortunate cannot be allowed to continue.
Butterfield Takes Action
- Congressmen condemned the N.C. Senate for passing the Voter Information Verification Act, which would have a regressive impact on the ability of North Carolinians to vote; he also called on the N.C. House Legislature to reject the final passage of the bill
- Congressmen Butterfield sent a letter to Governor McCrory, urging him to reject the NC Voter ID Bill
- Congressmen Butterfield sent a letter to the U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder asking him to implement federal action in challenging North Carolina’s Voter Information Verification Act
- Congressmen Butterfield and Price Urge Governor McCrory to reconsider election dates for the 12th Congressional District
- Congressman Butterfield debates the North Carolina Voter ID law on PBS News Hour
- Congressman Butterfield sends a letter to the North Carolina State Board of Elections urging the rejection of proposed early voting locations in Wilson County
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- Butterfield Joins "Moral Monday" Protests at North Carolina Legislature
- Congressman Butterfield joins Rachel Maddow in Elizabeth City to highlight the regressive changes to North Carolina election laws
- Butterfield Applauds Justice Department Lawsuit Challenging NC Voter ID Law
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- Summary of Recent Election Law Changes in North Carolina
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