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Step Up on May 24: Celebrate Democracy NC’s 25th Anniversary

Celebrate Democracy North Carolina’s work, honor our beloved Executive Director Bob Hall, and look to the future! Join us at Hayti Heritage Center in Durham. Our Program begins at 7:30 pm in the Performance Hall. We’ll honor the important roots of Democracy NC, celebrate our victories, and look forward to the work ahead. Bob’s remarkable [...]

By | 2017-05-23T11:05:11+00:00 May 8th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Remembering Nancy Shakir

Nancy Shakir (1939-2017) Longtime Democracy North Carolina Southeastern Organizer Nancy Shakir passed away on February 5, 2017. Nancy was a teacher and courageous truth-teller, a mother and grandmother, a candidate for Congress and grassroots organizer. She packed a tremendous amount into her 77 years. A founding member and officer of the National Coalition [...]

By | 2017-02-08T10:44:29+00:00 February 7th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Democracy NC Announces Retirement of Longtime Executive Director

DURHAM, N.C. — Longtime Democracy North Carolina Executive Director Bob Hall has announced that he will retire next spring. Plans for the leadership change, quietly underway for over a year, were announced this morning in an email to the organization’s more than 70,000 supporters. For the past 25 years, Hall has directed the organization’s campaigns [...]

Tell McCrory: It’s Time to Move On

North Carolina's Gov. Pat McCrory lost his bid for re-election on Nov. 8. But weeks later, McCrory still refuses to concede. Instead McCrory's team has launched a misinformation campaign centered around lodging frivolous complaints against handfuls of voters in more than half of North Carolina counties — all to cast doubt on the election results. [...]

By | 2016-12-05T15:26:48+00:00 November 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Democracy NC Calls for “All Hands on Deck” After SCOTUS Denies Stay of Voting Law

DEMOCRACY NC STATEMENT ON SUPREME COURT’S DENIAL OF STAY OF NC VOTING LAW WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Supreme Court refused a request by the state of North Carolina to temporarily block part of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals’ ruling striking down North Carolina's restrictive 2013 voting law. With today’s decision, a federal appeals court’s [...]

Tips for Voting in the June 7 Primary

We're not done yet. North Carolina's second primary is coming up fast on Tuesday, June 7.  Many of us will have a chance to choose U.S. Congressional candidates based on newly-drawn districts, but all North Carolina voters will be able to vote for their candidate to fill one of seven seats on the N.C. Supreme Court.  The race for a [...]

By | 2017-01-03T12:05:15+00:00 April 25th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

29,000 NC Voters Saved by Provisions in Election Law that Legislators Aim to Kill

An analysis of data from the State Board of Elections reveals that more than 29,000 voters were able to participate in the March 2016 primary by using safety-net provisions in North Carolina’s election law that the General Assembly majority has tried to eliminate.  In Wake County, for example, 1,859 were saved by the provisions (45% [...]

By | 2017-01-03T12:05:15+00:00 April 22nd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments