Gerrymandering

NCGA Special Session: What You Need to Know

This Friday, August 18, state lawmakers will begin a special session with the sole purpose of redistricting and redrawing North Carolina’s legislative maps. After a series of state and federal court rulings, the NCGA must redraw 28 legislative districts (nine Senate, 19 House) that were found to be unconstitutionally and racially gerrymandered from maps drawn in …

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Legislative Calls Week 5.14

CALL YOUR NC STATE SENATOR to FULLY & FAIRLY FUND EDUCATION It seems that the NC Senate again proved nothing good happens after midnight: At 3 a.m. on Friday May 12, NC Senate GOP strips education funding from Democrats’ districts http://www.charlotteobserver.com/latest-news/article150397682.html Let your senator know that we are disgusted by this extreme partisanship and that …

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Inside Your (Legislative) Body

Welcome to week 9 of Inside Your Legislative Body. The NC Senate passed their budget last week and the House begins work on their budget this week. Meanwhile, we got some good news already this week from SCOTUS. Here’s the latest- State Budget Update Unfortunately the Senate budget is more of what we’ve come to …

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Legislative Update & Actions Week of 3.20

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE AND ACTIONS FOR WEEK OF MARCH 20 North Carolina: Contact your NC House representatives and urge them to support House Bill 200 (nonpartisan redistricting). National: Contact your U.S. House representatives to comment on or oppose these bills: ◊ ACA Repeal/Replace Legislation Current focus is on the House of Representatives, where the proposed repeal of …

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LEGISLATIVE UPDATE AND ACTIONS FOR WEEK OF MARCH 13

North Carolina: Call your NC House Representatives and urge them to support House Bill 200 (nonpartisan redistricting). National: Contact your Senators and Representatives in Congress to express your opposition to changing Medicaid to a block grant under the new proposed ACA replacement. The number of people in North Carolina who would lose coverage is estimated …

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