Elements of an effective public comment: Feasible Mappable: geographically specific – will you be able to look at the draft maps and say whether the did or did not include your input? Clear directive: specifies what you want them to do and why you want them to do it. Authentic: Written from the heart by a community…

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The fight for fair redistricting in North Carolina is nearing a deadline. The limited number of public hearings scheduled before the new voting districts are drawn will end on September 30. And the NC General Assembly (NCGA) Joint Redistricting Committee, which has sole power for drawing the maps, has scheduled only ONE hearing for citizen…

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Texas has essentially banned all abortions, South Dakota is restricting medication abortions, and Oklahoma threatens medical providers with the loss of their licenses. And as this recent article in North Carolina Health News makes clear, North Carolina is not far behind. Most alarming, the Supreme Court will soon hear a challenge to a Mississippi ban,…

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Twelve states, including North Carolina, have continued to turn down FREE federal funds to expand Medicaid and close the healthcare coverage gap for millions of Americans. The time is NOW for Congress and the Biden Administration to intervene and create a permanent and comprehensive federal solution that provides affordable health insurance coverage for millions of…

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The following is a special update from All On The Line NC (Sept. 10, 2021): The BEST opportunity to make your voice heard in the once-in-a-decade redistricting process is happening NOW. Earlier this week, public hearings kicked off in Caldwell County, where people stood up to advocate for maps that would fairly represent their communities.…

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Are you a good writer itching to contribute to the progressive cause? Or a social media whiz antsy to connect the online community? Join our Communications Team! Indivisible AVL is looking for a writer to help with our weekly newsletter and with website content (news posts, action alerts, website updates), as well as a volunteer…

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Are you tired of seeing, hearing, and reading disinformation? Ready to fight back? Then the Truth Brigade is for you. The Truth Brigade works by (1) sharing reliably-sourced information on current topics, with two campaigns each month; (2) supporting volunteers like you in creating effective fact-based messages that you can then post on social media,…

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The following is a special update from All On The Line NC (Aug. 20, 2021): On Wednesday, August 18, the Joint House and Senate Redistricting Committee proposed this unacceptable public hearing schedule: Public hearings in just ten of 100 counties is a clear effort to eliminate voices. This is especially true for areas historically targeted…

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An activist recently asked if we could point her to a good article about how fair districts can be drawn. “I want to see gerrymandering ended,” she said, “but I don’t know enough about the right way to do it so it’s really fair.” Not seeing anything that exactly fit the bill, we decided to…

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In North Carolina, the redistricting process that happens every 10 years rests solely in the hands of the state legislature (NCGA), which has an abysmal record of extreme partisan gerrymandering. (This is how half the votes cast end up winning one-fourth of the seats.) We have no independent redistricting commission, no nonpartisan adjudicators. The governor…

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