10/27/14: NPR Presents Michel Martin: Voting Rights Or Wrongs? : NPR Presents Michel Martin took the studio to the story, she's went where the nation's most important conversations are happening. Michel joined audiences in Charlotte to talk voting rights.
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10/27/14: NPR Presents Michel Martin: Voting Rights Or Wrongs?

In collaboration with WFAE, NPR's Michel Martin took the studio to the story, she's went where the nation's most important conversations are happening. Michel joined audiences in Charlotte to talk voting rights.

Voting rights are under the microscope in communities across the United States, and North Carolina is no exception. There are court challenges around the state's voter ID law: from the elimination of same-day voter registration, the reduction of early voting times to the shifting demographics of voters. What's happening in North Carolina is a window into what's going on across the country.

Panelists included:
- Michael G. Dickerson, Director of Elections at the Mecklenburg County Board of Elections

- Janai Nelson, Associate Director-Counsel at the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc.

- Hans A. van Spakovsky, Election Reform Law Initiative Manager at the Heritage Foundation and former member of the Federal Election Commission

- Pam Fessler, NPR's national correspondent


Rather than radio playing out on stage, NPR Presents Michel Martin holds fresh, dynamic conversations with a live audience and people around the world joining on social media, to explore issues through their narratives and personal experiences. Guests with different perspectives and histories will be connected in civil discourse to share ideas, hopes, frustrations and solutions.

See how the public took part in the conversation by following @NPRMichel on Twitter and on Facebook at Facebook.com/NPRMichel.