North Carolina NAACP and Legal Team to Host Media Conference Call Following Pivotal Voter ID Trial

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North Carolina NAACP and Legal Team to Host Media Conference Call Following Pivotal Voter ID Trial

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Following a weeklong trial over North Carolina’s restrictive photo ID provision of the monster voter suppression law, H.B. 589, the North Carolina State Conference of the NAACP has announced a media conference call on Tuesday, Feb. 2 at 2:00 p.m. EST. On the call, organizers will discuss the next phase of action around the photo ID provision and the range of information that may be presented to the court following the trial (the court record is open until Feb. 11). Call participants will also discuss the NC NAACP’s next major mobilization: the Feb. 13 Mass Moral March (Historic Thousands on Jones Street) in Raleigh, an annual event that has historically brought tens of thousands of advocates to the state capital.

“Claims of voter fraud were fraudulent themselves,” said the Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, president of the North Carolina State Conference of the NAACP. “We have a moral mandate and we intend to challenge attacks on the right to vote in the courts and in the streets.”

In the legal challenge to the photo ID provision, Advancement Project, along with co-counsel Kirkland & Ellis, LLP and attorneys Adam Stein and Irving Joyner, represent the North Carolina NAACP and individual plaintiffs. While the trial will conclude today, the record for the case is open until Feb. 11, meaning plaintiffs and defendants can present evidence to the court supporting their position.

WHO:             Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, President, North Carolina State Conference of the NAACP

                        Attorney Penda D. Hair, Co-Director, Advancement Project

WHAT:           Media conference call

WHEN:          Tuesday, Feb. 2 at 2:00 p.m. EST

WHERE:        1.888.862.6557/ confirmation number: 41752100

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