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NC General Assembly Watch
The NC General Assembly begins a short session on May 16. Bills introduced and laws passed have a direct and immediate effect on NC residents. This team is working to identify bills introduced and committees studying these bills and communicate action items as necessary.
The General Assembly (ncga.state.nc.us) is a bicameral legislature, consisting of the North Carolina House of Representatives and the North Carolina State Senate. The House has 120 members, while the Senate has 50.
The General Assembly meets in regular session (or the "long session") beginning in January of each odd-numbered year, and adjourns to reconvene the following even-numbered year for what is called the "Short Session." Though there is no limit on the length of any session, the "long session" typically lasts for 6 months, and the "short session" typically lasts for 6 weeks.
See Ballotpedia for an in-depth article about the NC General Assembly.
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2018 FOCUS AREAS
- Following NC Legislation
- Partnering with other WNC groups to flip selected state districts in 2018
- Calling & Emailing Representatives
- Participating in demonstrations and marches
- Educating the public
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Helpful websites and links:
Find your state house representative or senator: www.ncleg.net/representative/whorepresentsme
Track legislation: www.killthebill.com
Changing our representation: www.indivisibleflipnc.org
Keeping democracy in NC: www.democracync.org
Local level action: www.neighborsoncall.org
Find your local precinct: www.buncombecounty.org/governing/depts/election/precinct-maps.aspx