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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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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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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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