On the 55th anniversary of the signing of the Voting Rights Act, NCDP Chairman Wayne Goodwin released the following statement:
“The passage of the Voting Rights Act was a landmark, hard-fought victory for activists and civil rights leaders across the country. But years of attacks against this law have stripped away many of its essential protections.
“Here in North Carolina, we need those protections now more than ever. The Republican assault on voting rights over the last decade has been devastating to our democracy and underlines just how fragile these rights can be. North Carolina Democrats will always fight back against voter suppression efforts, and the best way to do that is by restoring the Voting Rights Act to ensure equal access to the ballot box for all Americans.
“Today, as we honor the sacrifices of so many who marched and fought for the chance to participate in our democracy, we must also recommit ourselves to the effort of guaranteeing the fundamental right to vote for all Americans.”