Election advocacy and civil rights groups banding together to oppose all six constitutional referendums on fall ballots hope educating voters will result in the amendments being defeated.
The North Carolina NAACP, Democracy North Carolina, ACLU of North Carolina and North Carolina Voters for Clean Elections held a Raleigh news conference Monday to unveil their “By The People” campaign.
The effort will include community events, grassroots organizing and paid advertising. The campaign says radio ads featuring state NAACP president Rev. T. Anthony Spearman had started airing.
A separate organization called “Stop Deceptive Amendments” already is running a TV ad.
The groups sound most angry about proposals that would alter how judicial vacancies and the state elections board are filled, require photo identification to vote and lower the income tax rate cap.