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Gerrymandering Documentary Premieres Tonight

September 22, 2017; Featured Item, Blog Post

“Divide and Conquer”, a Vice News documentary on the effects of gerrymandering, features interviews and commentary from lawmakers and advocacy groups in North Carolina, a state Vice refers to as “ground zero for the gerrymandering debate.”

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CCNC statement on US Supreme Court declining to take up NC voting law case

May 15, 2017

On Monday, the US Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal of a lower court ruling that struck down North Carolina's sweeping restrictions on voting access, which included implementation of a voter ID requirement, cuts to early  voting and elimination of same-day voter registration.

In Opposition to Sessions Nomination, Common Cause Activists Deliver Petitions to Senate Offices from Alaska to Florida

January 24, 2017

Today, Common Cause activists in a dozen states are delivering petitions urging their U.S. Senators to vote against the nomination of Sen. Jefferson Beauregard “Jeff” Sessions III (R-AL) to serve as U.S. Attorney General. For decades, Sen. Sessions has been an outspoken critic of the Voting Rights Act, one of the nation’s most critical pieces of civil and voting rights legislation, which paved the way for an inclusive democracy. As Attorney General, Sessions would be charged with deciding how and when to enforce the Voting Rights Act, which he has repeatedly condemned as an “intrusive piece of legislation.” The Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to vote today to send the nomination forward to a vote of the full Senate in the coming weeks.

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Bob Phillips

Executive Director, Common Cause North Carolina, Common Cause, State Staff

Bob Phillips has served as executive director of Common Cause North Carolina since 2001.

Brent Laurenz

Director of Outreach and Special Projects, Common Cause North Carolina, Common Cause North Carolina, State Staff

Brent Laurenz is the Director of Outreach and Special Projects for Common Cause North Carolina.

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