Defend Student Vote: State Board of Election Meeting

Civic Groups Call on State Board of Elections to Protect Student Voting Rights

 What: Students and civic groups including NCPIRG, Common Cause, Ignite NC, NCSU Student Power Union, Democracy NC and Rock the Vote will gather outside the State Board of Elections meeting to call on the Board to reverse recent decisions by local county boards of elections that make it harder for young people to vote and participate in our democracy.

The Board is meeting to discuss recent actions by county boards of elections including the Watauga County board’s decision to eliminate the Early Voting and Election Day polling sites from the campus of Appalachian State University and the Pasquotank County board’s ruling to prevent Montravias King, an Elizabeth City State University senior, from running for local office.

Who: Irene Cadwell, NCPIRG

Masac Dorlouis, Common Cause

Bryan Perlmutter, Ignite NC

Monserrat Alvarez, NCSU Student Power

Meghan Leonard, NCSU NCPIRG Chapter Chair

Isaiah Daniels, Shaw University NAACP Representative

Robert Nunnery, UNC Associate Student Government Chair

Dylan Russell, App State Student Government President

When: Tuesday, September 3, 2013 12:30pm

Where: State Board of Elections Meeting  State Board of Elections Office, 411 North Harrington Street, Raleigh. The staging area for demonstrations and media located to the right of the front door

 Excellent visuals! Outside the State Board of Elections meeting students will be taking photos of other young people holding banners with messages to the committee members that say “Please Protect Our Rights” and “Stand Up for Students.” Ignite NC will be carrying signs that say, “In the spirit of Medgar Evers, we stand with Montravias” and “This BS is so 1963