Category: Citizen Story

Alberta Currie: Voter ID Story

Profile of Alberta Currie, lead plaintiff in the Southern Coalition for Social Justice's lawsuit battling North Carolina's restrictive Voter ID requirement. Mrs. Currie was unable to obtain ID to vote because she never had a birth certificate - she was born at home in rural No ...

Alberta Currie: NC Voter ID lawsuit

Profile of Alberta Currie, lead plaintiff in the Southern Coalition for Social Justice's lawsuit battling NC's restrictive Voter ID requirement. Producers: Mandie Sellars (www.sellarsdesign.com) and Jeremy Collins (www.scsj.org) Video: Mark Manring (www.manring.net) ...

The Voting Rights Act at Work in Texas

See how Texas passed a discriminatory law that would have denied Victoria Rose Rodriguez, a college student in San Antonio, the right to vote. Video provided by The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.   ...

Delivered by midwife in pre-Civil Rights-era South

Like many in the pre-Civil Rights-era South, Raymond Rutherford was born in his home in Sumter County, South Carolina. The midwife who delivered him misspelled his first name and put his mother's maiden name as his last name on his birth certificate. His voter registration card, ...

Laura’s Voter ID Story

Meet Laura. She reached out to VoteRiders for help to obtain identification she needed to vote. Laura recently moved to Indiana from California. She is divorced and kept her married name as her legal name. She has a birth certificate, social security card, a United States Departm ...

53-year-old voter in Philadelphia with rheumatoid arthritis

A 53-year-old with a debilitating case of rheumatoid arthritis needed an ID for voting. A key document she needed to present was her birth certificate. Delivered by midwife at her home in Virginia, her birth was not officially reported to the state. So was necessary ...

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