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Democracy North Carolina’s Executive Director Bob Hall periodically posts commentary and links of interest about one of our core issue areas. Review his posts below or click here to automatically subscribe to our Link-of-The-Day feed via email and other options.

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 | 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 | 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 [...]

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 — contact Cooper and Stein and [...]

ACT: Sign the Petition to End Illegal Gerrymandering

It's a simple concept: voters should pick their representatives, not the other way around. 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 [...]