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Last Chance for Public Comments on Redistricting!

Photo of supporters of fair maps at a rally in Washington DC March 26, 2019

(Photo: Victoria Pickering)

Head’s up! The N.C. General Assembly’s Joint Select Committee on Congressional Redistricting will meet on Wednesday at 10 a.m. to take in-person public comments on the newly-drawn Congressional maps. Those of us in WNC can contact the Redistricting Committee through their online portal here.

So take action and speak up TODAY!

This final public meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 13, 2019, at 10 a.m., in Room 643 of the Legislative Office Building (300 N Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27603). So for those who can’t be there in person, make sure to enter your comments during the day on Tuesday, November 12.

As a reminder, this may be your final chance to tell the N.C. General Assembly to:

  • Draw 2020 Congressional maps that protect voters of color and other targeted populations by drawing districts that reflect the requirements of the Voting Rights Act and the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment;
  • Provide even more opportunities in the coming weeks for in-person public comment and robust debate of new maps that incorporate your feedback; and
  • End any redistricting practices that use race and partisan considerations to drive how and where we vote.

Click here to read the public comments so far. For reference, here are the latest maps drafted by the Committee.

For background on the latest court decision demanding fair maps now, see this Oct 29 article, “North Carolina’s Congressional Gerrymander is Dead.”

There’s so much at stake with 2020 elections — it’s time to hold lawmakers accountable for fair Congressional maps! Enter your comments now!

For questions about Wednesday’s public hearing, contact Susan Fanning at Hisela@ncleg.net.

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