July 13, 2015. Winston Salem, North Carolina.
Reverend William Barber, the president of the NC NAACP, leaves the federal courthouse on the opening day of the NC NAACP's court case against Gov. Pat McCrory.
To rally support for the North Carolina NAACP's case against Gov. Pat McCrory (NC NAACP v. McCrory), a march was held in downtown Winston Salem on the opening day of the case in federal court. Thousands gathered to walk the streets of downtown and listen to speeches proclaiming the importance of defeating new requirements for voter registration,
The NC NAACP contests that HB 589 (Voter ID requirements) violate Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act (42 U.S.C. 1973) and the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments of the Constitution.