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ACT: Tell Cooper & Stein to Take a Simple Step to Strengthen Voting
North Carolina’s new Governor and Attorney General could take one simple step to protect voting rights in our state: Gov. Roy Cooper and A.G. Josh Stein could withdraw the State’s official request asking the U.S. Supreme Court to bring back the state’s Monster Voting Law. Take one simple step — email and call Cooper and Stein and ask them to do it (we’ve made it easy).
Fight for Democracy, One Action at a Time
Whether you have a few minutes, a few hours, or a bit longer, there’s always time to fight for Democracy. Sign a petition, volunteer for us, attend an event… Whatever you want to do, take action today and be part of a movement standing together for a political system that works for all.
ACT: Sign the Petition to End Illegal Gerrymandering
In an effort to make North Carolina’s elections fair, reduce political divides, and stop racial gerrymandering (and the endless litigation that follows), Democracy North Carolina joins our coalition partners to support legislation that establishes an independent commission to create voting districts in a fair and open process. Join us in calling for our lawmakers to support independent redistricting reform ~ we’ll deliver the message.
REQUEST A SCREENING: “Democracy for Sale”
North Carolina — perhaps more than any other state in the Union — has been transformed by the new and growing tidal wave of political spending. Zach Galifianakis, the comic star of “The Hangover” movies, travels back to his home state to investigate how North Carolina has become a bellwether for how the money of a few has come to dominate our democracy. Request a screening near you.
MLK ACTION GUIDE: Step Toward Justice
The legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. calls us to fight for justice in 2017. Download or order print versions of our all-new MLK-inspired action guide — for your event, rally, march, school, community or faith center!
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ANALYSIS: Who Voted in 2016 & Who Didn’t
New data from the State Board of Elections shows that 69% of North Carolina’s 6.9 million registered voters cast ballots in the 2016 presidential election, just 1 percent behind the modern turnout record set in 2008. But an analysis by the voting rights group Democracy North Carolina reveals wide variations in who showed up and who didn’t among 47 subgroups of voters.
General Assembly Republicans Aim to Rig the System for Control
Democracy NC Announces Retirement of Longtime Executive Director
Research Finds Election Protests from McCrory Campaign Malign Innocent People
TAKE ACTION: Tell Your Lawmakers: Stop the Packing of NC’s Supreme Court
Wake County Superior Court Refuses to Keep Durham County Polls Open Despite Delays and Glitches
Democracy NC Statement on State Board of Elections Approvals of Early Voting Plans
Democracy NC Calls for “All Hands on Deck” After SCOTUS Denies Stay of Voting Law
Democracy NC: Ruling Overturning Gerrymandered Legislative Districts a “Tremendous Victory” for Voters
Democracy NC Highlights Need for Strong Early Voting Plans: 73,500 Extra Hours – More Voters, Needing More Time to Vote
VICTORY! Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down NC Voting Restrictions
On July 29, a federal appeals court struck down North Carolina’s restrictive omnibus voting law in a sweeping victory for voting rights, holding that it was “passed with racially discriminatory intent.” Democracy North Carolina, the state’s largest voting-rights organization, praised the ruling.