Change the South,
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August 2018

In August 2018, Forward Justice, the Southern Environmental Law Center, and Attorney Irv Joyner filed a lawsuit on behalf of the NC NAACP and Clean Air Carolina, arguing that the North Carolina General Assembly had been tainted by an unconstitutional racial gerrymander, and therefore lacked the authority to place amendments on the ballot to change the North Carolina State Constitution in 2018 (NAACP v. Moore). 

The lawsuit challenges two constitutional amendments  placed on the ballot in 2018, the photo voter ID amendment (Voter ID Amendment Proposal) and the income tax cap amendment (Tax Cap Amendment Proposal).