Legislators made a surprise announcement last week. They’re going to hold just three public hearings starting Monday before they draw new congressional and legislative districts for North Carolina. It’s deeply concerning that the legislature is only holding so few hearings – a fraction of the number of hearings in past redistricting cycles. By doing so, legislators are putting redistricting hearings out of reach for millions of North Carolinians.
If you’re able to attend any of the legislature’s public hearings on redistricting, you are strongly encouraged to do so. From there, you can bear witness to the process and speak out about the needs and concerns of your community when it comes to voting districts.
Below is the schedule and locations of the legislature’s redistricting public hearings this week, along with links to sign up to speak at the hearings:
EASTERN NC:Speaker signup for Elizabeth CityMonday (September 25) at 4 pm (doors open at 3 pm) College of the Albemarle Performing Arts Center 1208 North Road Street Elizabeth City, NC 27909
WESTERN NC:Speaker signup for HickoryTuesday (September 26) at 4 pm (doors open at 3 pm) App State – Hickory Campus The Atrium Room 800 17th St NW Hickory, NC 28601
CENTRAL NC:Speaker signup for RaleighWednesday (September 27) at 4 pm (doors open at 3 pm) Legislative Office Building – Room 643 300 N. Salisbury Street Raleigh, NC 27603
This is a critical moment for North Carolina. A crucial fight for the essence of our democracy is underway and your voice is needed. Together, let’s speak out for our freedoms, our communities and our democracy.
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