Saturday, February 8, 2014

Photo ID Not Required--Except When It Is

Today the Raleigh News and Observer reported  several thousand marchers gathered in Raleigh to protest the "repressive" policies enacted recently by the Republican controlled North Carolina state legislature. Sponsored by the North Carolina NAACP, the march included representatives from 150 progressive groups.(The North Carolina NAACP Facebook page announcing the event is here.)

The so-called "Moral March" was organized to push for a litany of progressive issues-- including affordable housing, expansion of Medicare, abortion rights, same sex marriage, legalization of medical marijuana, and voting rights.

The latter cause is most interesting. The organizers of the march oppose that most "repressive" of laws interfering with fundamental rights--the requirement that voters present photo identification at polling places.

It is most interesting because the organizers of the "Moral March" required photo identification from all participants.




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