WASHINGTON, July 29, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- North Carolina native J. David Cox Sr., who leads the nation's largest federal employee union, today hailed a federal appeals court ruling overturning the state's restrictive voting laws.
"Thousands of North Carolina residents have been purposefully excluded from the democratic process through the discriminatory voting laws enacted by state lawmakers," said Cox, national president of the American Federation of Government Employees, which represents 670,000 federal and D.C. government employees.
"Thanks to this ruling, thousands of disenfranchised citizens in North Carolina will be able to exercise their right to vote in the upcoming election. But we cannot stop fighting until these discriminatory laws have been overturned in every other state where residents are being denied the right to vote."
The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) is the largest federal employee union, representing 670,000 workers in the federal government and the government of the District of Columbia.