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State Redistricting Update

Note: Our friends at Progress NC Action summarized last week’s redistricting decision so clearly we decided to reprint it here. For more state news and updates, check out their website at Last week, a three-judge panel in Wake County ruled unanimously that lawmakers violated the state constitution by gerrymandering the state’s legislative districts for…

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Partisan Gerrymandering

The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the Federal judiciary has no role to play in resolving questions about partisan gerrymandering, but in North Carolina a state-level judicial challenge remains active.

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Join Rapid Response to Stop Offshore Drilling in NC

The Trump administration is gearing up to open our Atlantic coast to offshore drilling, despite the overwhelming objections of governors and citizens of coastal states. The Center for Biological Diversity has set up a Rapid Response protest, so that within 48 hours of the release of the administration’s plans, there will be protests across North…

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Redistricting Update: House Bill 69

RALEIGH – State lawmakers on Wednesday unveiled a bipartisan proposal to take party politics out of the way North Carolina’s voting maps are drawn. Instead of lawmakers crafting their own districts for partisan advantage, House Bill 69 would have an 11-member citizens commission draw maps free from partisan politics, with robust public input and full transparency. The districts…

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