Groups banding together to oppose all 6 amendment questions

September 24, 2018 - 4:26 am

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Several election advocacy and civil rights groups often critical of North Carolina Republican legislative policies are working to fight all six constitutional referendums GOP lawmakers put on fall ballots.

The North Carolina NAACP, Democracy North Carolina, ACLU of North Carolina and North Carolina Voters for Clean Elections planned a Monday news conference in Raleigh to unveil their "By The People" campaign. The effort will include paid advertising, community events and grassroots organizing.

Lawmakers agreed to submit to voters questions on whether to alter how judicial vacancies are filled and the composition of the state elections and ethics board. Other amendments would require photo identification to vote, lower the cap on income tax rates, expand crime victims' rights and enshrine the right to hunt and fish.

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