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UNCW students taking a stand for voter rights

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WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – College Democrats in North Carolina protested a proposal that could prevent parents from taking advantage of a tax credit if their child votes where they attend college.

In response to Senate Bill 666, colleges around the state held rallies in support of voting rights. It was part of a "Save the Student Vote Day of Action." 

It says parents wouldn't be eligible for $2,500 in tax if their child has changed their principal place of residence by as indicated by the child's voter registration.

UNCW students in rallied on campus Wednesday afternoon, in hopes to spread the word about the proposal. They're urging college students and their parents to write letters to state leaders.

College Democrats complain that republicans who are in control of the state General Assembly are trying to suppress votes to impact election results.

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