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Letters & Testimony
March 13, 2007
This Statement of Support for North Carolina Legislatures reads, in part, 'I, as a member of the North Carolina State Legislature, call on the University of North Carolina General Administration, the UNC Board of Governors (BOG), and individual campuses to break the connection between PACs and campuses in the UNC system.'
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.”
August 29, 2017; Blog Post, Status Update
A panel of federal judges ruled Tuesday afternoon that the case of Common Cause v. Rucho can proceed to trial, denying a request by lawyers for the state legislature to delay the lawsuit. The case challenges partisan gerrymandering in North Carolina.
June 5, 2017
The US Supreme Court rejected a request to review a lower court ruling that found NC lawmakers unconstitutionally gerrymandered the state's legislative districts along racial lines.
May 22, 2017
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled that North Carolina lawmakers unconstitutionally gerrymandered two of the state's congressional districts along racial lines. The decision affirms a lower court ruling in 2015 that ordered the districts to be redrawn.
Research & Reports
N.C. State University Voting Instructions
October 23, 2014
Summary of Common Cause's findings regarding the state of North Carolina's compliance with recommendations made by the Presidential Commission on Election Administration
Board Member, Leadership
Common Cause North Carolina board member Ann McCracken is a long time member and former chair of Common Cause North Carolina. Now retired, she was an English Instructor at Central Carolina Community College in Sanford, NC, where she lives. She is a former chair of the Lee County League of Women Voters and the Lee County Library Board of Trustees.
Board Member, Leadership
Common Cause North Carolina board member Ann McColl is currently General Counsel, North Carolina Association of Educators. Previously she was legislative liaison for The NC State Board of Education and former legal counsel to the NC Association of School Administrators.