The NC NAACP’s
BlueprintNC Moral Mondays are back!! WOOO! Get ready for more insane rhetoric, vitriol and sermonizing devoid of acts at the NC Legislature! They’ve used women, teachers, the unemployed and Emmett Till to push their crap, now it’s time to get the kids in the act. Tomorrow will be the “Youth-led Moral Monday”.
The Flyer says:
“We will rally on Monday, September 16th, the day after the 50th Anniversary of the 16th street Birmingham Church Bombing that led to the death of 4 young Black girls.”
Wait, what? What in the name of all that is Holy does that have to do with voter ID in North Carolina you may ask? Absolutely nothing. It’s more shameful race-baiting rhetoric; something we’ve had an ample supply of thanks to Reverend Barber. The Reverend has abused the memory of Emmett Till for his own purposes and told supporters that “We’re not gonna just shoot one bullet, we’re gonna shoot ‘em all.”
There is a video embedded in that Facebook announcement:
We are the future is repeated over and over. Well, if you are the future, maybe you should learn to read the bill? This isn’t blocking anyone from voting. Period. The young lady speaking about not having the opportunity to vote apparently never heard of absentee ballots? Whatever.
By the way, 17 year olds can register so long as they turn 18 by the general election day that year. What exactly is the point of pre-registering kids still in high school anyway other than to get them in the voter database to be targeted by this group or that?
Seventeen year olds who will be 18 by the General Election Day are allowed to register to vote and vote in the Primary. HB 589 repealed the law adopted during the 2009 long session that allowed 16 and 17 year olds to register to vote. This law had unintended consequences, in that it made available online teenagers’ personal information that couldn’t be obtained anywhere else. The old law put the names and addresses of 16 and 17 year olds in a file on the North Carolina Board of Elections website for anyone to access. If you call a North Carolina high school and ask for the names and addresses of 16 and 17 year old students – you will not get them – but they may want to know who you are.
You know what? Now that VIVA (SB 589) has passed, fine — let them pre-register. They can do it when they get their state issued ID they can use at the polls: their drivers license. These are students right? Well, then a quizzes on this topic should be no problem. (Quiz 2, Quiz 3, Quiz 4)
That’s the same Democracy NC of which Julie Mooney is a board member. For those of you who don’t know who Julie Mooney is, she worked for NC Justice Center, founded Blueprint NC while at NC Justice center and orchestrated the hiring for positions there. Mooney now works for Neighborhood Funders Group, which is a social justice outfit masquerading as a philanthropy group.
Civitas has the list of all the connections of Blueprint NC in a handy graphic.