WV & NC Activists and Legal Experts discuss potential for election chaos from Moore v. Harper
West Virginia Press Release Sharing
On Dec. 7, the U.S. Supreme Court heard Moore v. Harper, a redistricting case where North Carolina lawmakers argue state legislatures should have near absolute power to run federal elections without checks and balances from the courts. Moore could make it easier for politicians to restrict the vote, draw rigged maps, and cast doubt on election results.
The Greenbrier Chapter of the NAACP (Branch #3227) and Race Matters WV are hosting a virtual forum to educate West Virginians about the dangers the case poses and its potential to throw our elections into chaos.
Former WV Secretary of State, Natalie Tennant, who is currently serving as a Harvard Kennedy School Institute of Politics Resident Fellow, will be serving as the moderator. Faith leaders, community activists and legal experts from West Virginia and North Carolina will provide background on the case, discuss its significance, and its impacts for voting rights and fair courts.
Members of the general public can register to attend the virtual forum at:
MEDIA can access the meeting directly on a zoom link by contacting Loretta Young, (304) 952-9927, [email protected].
Hosts: Greenbrier Chapter NAACP and Race Matters WV
Moderator: Former WV Secretary of State Natalie Tennant
- Rev. Darick Biondi, Coordinator, WV Faith Table
- Atiba Ellis, Professor of Law, Marquette University
- Billy Corriher (NC), State Courts Manager, People’s Parity Project
- Tyler Daye, Policy and Civic Engagement Manager, Common Cause North Carolina
- Ethan Herenstein, Counsel, Democracy Program, Brennan Center for Justice
WHAT: A virtual forum to educate West Virginians about the dangers of Moore v. Harper and its potential to throw our elections into chaos.
WHEN: Today – Thursday, Dec. 8, at 1 p.m.
DETAILS: Click here to register: https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/544964/
The forum will also stream on the Race Matters Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/racemattersingreenbriervalley
MEDIA CONTACT: Loretta Young, (304) 952-9927, [email protected]