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Democracy NC Responds to Elections Report, Calls for Education

RALEIGH, N.C. — Voting rights organization Democracy North Carolina issued the following statement in response to the N.C. State Board of Elections (NCSBE) release of post-election audits from the 2016 general election. The NCSBE audit entitled Post-Election Audit Report: General Election 2016 includes the agency’s investigations of ineligible votes. Bob Hall, executive director of Democracy North [...]

By | 2017-04-21T15:12:57+00:00 April 21st, 2017|Home Slider|0 Comments

Democracy NC Calls for Criminal Investigation of McCrory Conspiracy Against NC Voters

RALEIGH, N.C. (4/18/2017) – Voting rights group Democracy North Carolina released a report today providing a first, county-by-county look at the human cost of hundreds of false voter fraud allegations leveled by the 2016 reelection campaign of former North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory. The report entitled The Deceit of Voter Fraud is a product of [...]

Tell Your Reps: Support SB554 and HB714, the Fair Redistricting Study Bills

North Carolina has a long history of lawmakers drawing voting districts in ways that weaken the political power of voters, especially Black voters. Our state desperately needs a new and fair redistricting process to restore faith in our democracy. An innovative new bill filed on March 30 — Senate Bill 554 — would provide just [...]

By | 2017-04-11T13:34:35+00:00 March 31st, 2017|Home Slider, Link-of-the-Day, Take Action Now!|0 Comments

Tell Your Reps: Don’t Force Judges to be Partisan

Thanks to your calls and emails, Gov. Roy Cooper did his part to protect an impartial judiciary by vetoing House Bill 100, rejecting legislation that would make elections for our state's trial judges into million-dollar partisan affairs. But we're not done. Now the bill heads back to the General Assembly where lawmakers will consider whether [...]

By | 2017-03-25T14:43:57+00:00 March 21st, 2017|Link-of-the-Day, Tales From The Frontline|0 Comments

Voters Accused of Fraud Share Stories of Shock & Anger, Push State Elections Board for Changes

Voters in 16 North Carolina counties who were falsely accused of voter fraud by Gov. Pat McCrory’s 2016 reelection campaign are sharing their stories of shock and outrage with the State Board of Elections and calling on the agency to change the process that allowed charges to be filed against them without any evidence of [...]

Tell Gov. Cooper: Veto the Partisan Judges Bill

This week, NC lawmakers approved House Bill 100 – legislation that would make elections for trial court judges partisan. With no one to stop them, legislative leaders have already turned our state Supreme Court and Court of Appeals races into million-dollar partisan elections, making judges worry about how their decisions will sit with wealthy special [...]

DATA HIGHLIGHT: Beer Money Buys Protection from Competition

On March 4, 2017, The Charlotte Observer published an unusual story about NC legislative leaders stifling competition, contrary to their call to liberate business from government regulation. Craft brewers in cities across the state want to expand production, but a state law requires them to market their product through established beer distributors if they produce [...]

GET IN FORMATION: Democracy Summer

Democracy Summer is an innovative internship program that exposes young leaders to new ideas and political movements, teaching them how to organize people around a shared vision for a better democracy in our state. The program also equips young people with lifelong skills that they can use to work for positive social change in their [...]

By | 2017-03-19T10:00:33+00:00 February 24th, 2017|Link-of-the-Day, Take Action Now!, Tales From The Frontline|0 Comments

Democracy NC Applauds Actions By Governor, Attorney General to Protect Voting Rights

Following weeks of calls and emails from constituents, today Governor Roy Cooper and Attorney General Josh Stein took steps to withdraw the state’s petition for a Writ of Certiorari to the U.S. Supreme Court of State of North Carolina v. North Carolina State Conference of the NAACP, the state's strict voting law overturned by the [...]

Become a Digital Democracy Defender (#3D)

Democracy NC's Digital Democracy Defenders (or #3D) is our online team that amplifies our most important messages on social media by helping us say it together. Sign up now for updates on how to spread the Democracy North Carolina word where you already are — on social media — and help build a political system [...]