The ante has been raised against restrictive voter laws with the U.S. Department of Justice’s recent announcement that it plans to join lawsuits in Ohio and Wisconsin.
State North Carolina
By popular demand – More governors selling out students and schools.
“As educators, we can be a trusted voice to young people on the importance of educating themselves about the issues and taking the steps to become empowered through voting and civic engagement.”
“As a teacher, a former educator myself, I think I have a loud enough mouth to make sure that people are listening,” said Clay Aiken, North Carolina congressional candidate.
When WI Gov. Walker signed a law last month prohibiting early voting on weekends, he said it will promote uniform voting hours. But others say the law targets certain groups of voters, will result in longer lines, and is part of national tide of restrictive voting law changes.
Hagan’s strong ties to NC and her constituents give her a clear focus on Capitol Hill
We left the pool because the three African-American members of our youth group were not allowed inside. My heart dropped completely. I remember 80 teenagers crying, hugging, feeling helpless.
“Using public money to pay for private schools is part of a broad assault on public schools — and on the constitution of our state,” said teacher Rodney Ellis.
Many of NC’s best and brightest educators say they can no longer afford to teach
Focus now on keeping conversations going to improve public education for students, teachers