Day of Action: This Wednesday. After sending some mixed signals last week, Republican leaders waved off a possible compromise with Democrats on the photo ID bill. They’ve decided to line up with the Art Pope-financed advocacy groups and freshmen legislators who apparently hope requiring a government-issued ID will create enough confusion at the polls to discourage voters they don’t like. You can read news coverage and watch some of the heated debate in the House Committee on Elections, which passed the bill (H-351) onto the Appropriations Committee. Rep. William Brisson, a white rural legislator from Bladen County, calmly explains why the proposal is such a travesty. Democracy North Carolina is part of the “Respect My Vote” coalition hosting an action day at the General Assembly on Wednesday, April 13 at 11 am. Hope to see you there.