5 Things to Know About This Week in North Carolina Politics (Sep. 3, 2023)



In this week’s “5 Things to Know,” Ann Webb of Common Cause NC looks at what’s happening in the world of Tar Heel politics, including:

  • this upcoming week, legislative leaders will likely try to ram through Senate Bill 749, a harmful bill that could create chaos and gridlock in North Carolina’s elections, threatening to dismantle popular options like early voting
  • the legislature may soon try to overturn the governor’s veto of Senate Bill 747, yet another anti-voter bill that would create damaging barriers to casting a ballot and especially hurt people who rely on absentee voting by mail
  • NC Supreme Court Justice Anita Earls is standing up for free speech rights after facing a baseless investigation for discussing the lack of diversity in North Carolina’s courts
  • legislators may try to use a budget scheme to seize more influence over courts, raising concerns about undermining the independence of North Carolina’s judicial branch
  • learn how you can speak up and join our movement to hold lawmakers accountable to the people of North Carolina


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