The History of Felony Disenfranchisement in NC

Limiting access to the ballot for any group of people is the antithesis of an inclusive democracy. Unlock Our Vote NC is our fight to ensure equal access to the ballot by advocating that everyone, despite their criminal record history, should be able to participate in our democracy and use their votes to make their voices heard. We’re using litigation, community organizing, and storytelling campaigns in our work to overturn an unconstitutional disenfranchisement law that disproportionately impacts people of color, especially Black people.