A historic day at the U.S. Supreme Court
Yesterday was a critical moment for our democracy. The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Moore v. Harper, our case that began right here in North Carolina and is profoundly important for our nation.
In Moore v. Harper, a group of extreme North Carolina legislators are attempting to overturn our historic victory against gerrymandering while they also try to take total, unchecked control over federal elections in our state. We’re standing up to stop them.
Our amazing attorneys were inside the courtroom yesterday, making a powerful case to protect our system of checks and balances and defend our constitutional rights.
Outside the U.S. Supreme Court, our Common Cause team stood with people from across the country who braved a cold, rainy day in Washington, D.C. to speak up for our democracy. Even under those gray skies, our spirits were high as we showed what people power looks like. Among those with us were North Carolinians who traveled hundreds of miles to ensure our state’s voices would be heard.
It was inspiring to hear from young people rallying outside the Supreme Court, including students from our state’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities, who are leading the way on creating an equitable, just and pro-democracy future.
At the same time that many of us were in Washington, our Common Cause team also held rallies in Asheville, Charlotte, Greensboro and Greenville with our democracy partners and community members to highlight why this case matters to voters throughout North Carolina.
It was truly a powerful day. We’re grateful to our excellent attorneys from the Southern Coalition for Social Justice for their tireless dedication in this fight.
And I want to especially thank Becky Harper, our wonderful Common Cause NC board member and the “Harper” named in Moore v. Harper. Throughout this crucial journey, Becky has been a voice for voters as she’s made a courageous stand for our democracy.
Our legal battle in Moore v. Harper is absolutely vital for preserving our system of checks and balances, stopping discriminatory gerrymandering, ensuring accountability in government and protecting everyone’s freedom to vote.
While we await a decision from the U.S. Supreme Court, we’re not waiting to act. Our work of building an inclusive, multiracial democracy continues today, tomorrow and every day.
Our strength in this effort comes from our members across North Carolina. Thanks for all you do in this important work.