Local Job Opening with Buncombe County BOE

Buncombe County Board of Elections is hiring an Elections Coordinator to oversee and manage all aspects of absentee by mail voting. Application deadline is January 30, 2022. Find the full job description and application details on the Buncombe County website here. For more information, visit: https://bit.ly/3FMTlks  

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NC Redistricting Trial Recap

The following is a special update from All On The Line NC (Friday, January 7, 2022): This week, January 3 through January 6,a 3-judge panel of the NC Superior Court heard a challenge to the enacted legislative and congressional maps from Plaintiffs Harper et al, Common Cause NC and the NC League of Conservation Voters.…

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Share Your Fair Maps Story

According to a recent poll, 47% of North Carolinians already think the newly adopted gerrymandered maps are unfair. But a lot of folks are still unsure. So this week we’re joining with All On the Line NC to collect stories from people about how they’re affected by the maps and why Fair Maps matter: Write…

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Support the local Government Accountability Project (GAP)

The GAP (Government Accountability Project) prepares regular reports on Asheville and Buncombe County government actions that have racial justice implications. The GAP Strategy Team (read more about the team HERE) offers an analysis of these issues, along with suggestions on ways to take action. Please visit the GAP AVL website for the most recent updates…

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Demand Your State Senator Vote “NO” on SB 725 and HB 259

Lawmakers just advanced THREE anti-voter bills aimed at creating barriers to the ballot. Senate Bill 326 now heads to Governor Cooper’s desk, while Senate Bill 725 and House Bill 359 head to the N.C. Senate. It’s disheartening to see these blatant efforts to roll back decades of voter freedoms move ahead so quickly after lawmakers…

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New Maps Are Now Being Drawn

The following is a special update from All On The Line NC (October 8, 2021): The “official” map drawing process began this week at the NC General Assembly. Here’s what you need to know and what you can do right now to stand strong in the fight for Fair Maps. The Setup There are 2…

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Redistricting Resources

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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Redistricting Hearings Are Underway: Sign Up to Comment Now!

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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Indivisible AVL Communications Team Needs YOU!

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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Redistricting Committee Releases Inadequate Public Hearing Schedule

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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