Voting right advocates in North Carolina are fighting county by county to prevent voter suppression in the upcoming November presidential elections.
Our nonviolent, civil disobedience was one action among many during a week-long mobilization aimed at starting a new, broad-based movement to restore democracy in the U.S.
"When I think of the martyrs of the civil rights movement who died for the right to vote, this country should be doing everything possible to ensure all people can vote."
As the march from Selma continues, there's a movement to end the most anti-democratic features of election law.
Voter turnout is decisive to the outcome; labor and its allies are going all out to reach every potential supporter, including discouraged voters.
Moral Monday has staged "March to the Polls" and "Souls to the Polls" to early voting polling places across the state.
Voter protection monitors will be in Florida, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin on November 4 to help clear any voting barriers.
What could make all polls obsolete is voter turnout: labor and the progressive forces are knocking themselves out to increase it!
A federal judge likened Texas' strict voter ID requirement to a poll tax meant to suppress minority voter turnout and struck it down less than a month before Election Day.
Exclusion from the voting rolls this fall may affect countless close and key political races, such as the neck-and-neck Wisconsin gubernatorial battle.