Washington, D.C.  – The League of Women Voters is pleased that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) today is joining the League of Women Voters of North Carolina in challenging that state's new voting law, which voting rights advocates have called the most restrictive voting measures passed since the civil rights era. The League filed suit against the North Carolina law in August. The DOJ action in North Carolina comes just over a month after the DOJ took similar measures against a voter photo ID law in Texas.

The voting restrictions in both Texas and North Carolina are just two parts of the all-out attack on voting rights occurring across the country as a result of the Supreme Court's decision to gut the Voting Rights Act (VRA) in June.

The League will continue to pursue all avenues to fight for voters’ rights, but we also need strong action by Congress to repair and restore the VRA protections that have helped us prevent racial and language discrimination in our elections for decades. 

Contact: Kelly Ceballos, kceballos@lwv.org, 202-263-1331

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