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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

NEXT STEPS: Join Us for the 11th Annual Moral March

Join us for the 11th annual Moral March on Raleigh and HKonJ People's Assembly on February 11, 2017. This annual mass mobilization of the Historic Thousands on Jones St. Coalition brings together justice-loving people from across the state and nation to stand against attacks on the people of North Carolina and continues the fight for [...]

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 [...]