As hundreds gathered in Durham Monday to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Governor Bev. Perdue told the audience that the civil rights leader would be troubled by the North Carolina’s legislature push to pass a voter ID law.
“He might remind us that America is strongest when we encourage everyone to vote on Election Day, not when we build barriers that disenfranchise,” said Perdue.
The governor also used the opportunity to criticize the Republican-led budget, which cut millions of dollars in state education spending. Perdue said Dr. King would agree that access to high-quality education is both a moral and an economic issue.
To hear Governor Perdue’s remarks during the 32nd Annual Martin Luther King Triangle Interfaith Breakfast, click below: