Statement on SCOTUS’ Refusal to Reinstate NC’s Racist Voter ID Law

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For Immediate Release

Contact: Jeremy Sprinkle, Communications Director, jeremy@aflcionc.org, 336-255-2711

Statement on Supreme Court’s Refusal to Reinstate NC’s Racist Voter ID Law

Working people across our state will get a fair chance to vote for a better life

RALEIGH, N.C. (August 31, 2016) – The North Carolina State AFL-CIO released the following statement from Secretary-Treasurer MaryBe McMillan on the Supreme Court’s refusal to reinstate North Carolina’s discriminatory and unconstitutional “Voter ID” law:

“The U.S. Supreme Court’s refusal to reinstate North Carolina’s racist voter suppression law ensures working people across our state will get a fair chance to vote for a better life and hold Governor McCrory and lawmakers in his party accountable in free elections for repeatedly enacting policies that hurt working families. Working together, we will make sure our voices are heard loudly on Election Day.”

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The North Carolina State AFL-CIO is the largest association of local unions and union councils in North Carolina, representing over a hundred and twenty thousand people working in unions, fighting for good jobs, safe workplaces, workers’ rights, consumer protections, and quality public services on behalf of ALL working people.  PO Box 10805, Raleigh, NC 27605.