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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 [...]

General Assembly Republicans Aim to Rig the System for Control

In a deceitful display of raw power, Republican leaders of the NC General Assembly changed from smiling helpers of hurricane victims to greedy manipulators determined to expand their power, even as the federal courts said their legislative districts (and election) were illegitimate. Bills introduced on December 14 use a combination sledge hammer and surgical knife [...]

RESEARCH: McCrory Election Protests Targeted Innocent People

A new analysis reveals that nearly half of the people that the Pat McCrory campaign and its allies have accused of illegally voting as felons are not serving a felony sentence. “It’s incredibly irresponsible for Gov. McCrory to allow these poorly researched accusations against voters to continue,” said Bob Hall, executive director of Democracy North [...]

Tell Lawmakers: Stop the Packing of NC’s Supreme Court

The people have spoken. Last week, voters elected Michael Morgan, an African-American judge from Wake County, to serve on the North Carolina Supreme Court. That will shift the Court’s ideological make-up from a conservative to a liberal-leaning majority. But multiple media outlets are reporting that leaders in the NC General Assembly plan to stifle Morgan’s [...]