The North Carolina General Assembly is returning to Raleigh on November 27th for a special “lame duck” session to enact legislation implementing the Voter ID constitutional amendment that (despite any evidence that voter impersonation is a real problem in North Carolina elections) was approved during the November 2018 general election.
Previous Voter ID laws passed by the Republican super-majorities in the state Senate and House have been struck down by federal courts because they were too restrictive and adversely impacted students, elderly persons, persons with limited incomes, and people of color.
As Unitarian Universalists, we have covenanted to affirm and promote justice, equity, and compassion in human relations and the use of the democratic process in our congregations, communities, state, and nation. For us, democracy is a religious, as well as a political, value.
Now is the time to contact our state legislators and say “NO” to restrictive new voter ID laws!