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Letters & Testimony

North Carolina Legislature Statement of Support

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.'

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WATCH: Hill Briefing On Partisan Gerrymandering

March 21, 2018; Blog Post, Status Update

U.S. Reps. Rod Blum, R-IA, and Alan Lowenthal, D-CA, joined Atlanta attorney Emmet Bondurant and Common Cause’s Marilyn Carpinteyro on Tuesday to brief reporters on the importance of independent redistricting and the current wave of legal challenges to partisan gerrymandering.

Supreme Court Signs Off on New Pennsylvania Districts

March 20, 2018; Featured Item, Blog Post

Pennsylvanians will vote this spring and in November in congressional districts that have been re-fashioned to wipe out a bias for Republican candidates, the U.S. Supreme Court decided on Monday.

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Press Releases

Common Cause Urges SCOTUS to Expedite Review of North Carolina’s Partisan Gerrymander to Protect Voters

January 23, 2018

Today, Common Cause filed a motion in the U.S. Supreme Court in Common Cause v. Rucho urging the court to expedite its review of the case in order to provide relief to North Carolina voters in time for 2018 congressional elections. Last week the Supreme Court granted a stay in the case after a unanimous decision from a three-judge federal court had ruled North Carolina’s congressional districts unconstitutional and ordered them redrawn by January 24, 2018. In today’s brief the successful plaintiffs argue that hearing the North Carolina General Assembly’s appeal on a slower standard schedule will unfairly result in North Carolinians voting this November in congressional districts ruled to be an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander. This would be a fourth congressional election cycle using an unconstitutional map.

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Staff

Ann McCracken

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.

Ann W. McColl

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.

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