Over 120 years ago, state leaders made a literacy test requirement before North Carolinians could vote which directly targeted Black, brown, and Indigenous people.
Although no longer enforced, the literacy test provision is still in the North Carolina constitution, a reminder of the racial injustice and white supremacist ideology that shapes our laws.
There have been attempts to repeal it. The last opportunity was 53 years ago until House Bill 44 was introduced early in this session. If passed, it would mean a constitutional amendment on the 2024 ballot.
Let’s not lose this chance!
Click here to tell the NC House Rules committee to move House Bill 44 and move our state into the future.