‘Stop Gerrymandering’ billboard in Raleigh highlights call for fair voting maps
RALEIGH – Standing beneath a large billboard emblazoned with the words “Stop Gerrymandering,” members of Common Cause NC held a sign wave event in Raleigh on Friday, calling for fair voting maps as state lawmakers will soon start drawing new congressional and legislative districts for North Carolina.
“This is a critical moment for North Carolina. For decades, our state has suffered from gerrymandered voting districts, with politicians in the legislature dividing communities and undermining the right of North Carolina voters to choose their representatives. That must not happen again this year,” said Bob Phillips, executive director of Common Cause NC. “The districts drawn in the coming weeks will affect our state for the next decade, impacting everything from voting rights, funding for schools and other essential services. It’s crucial that all North Carolinians speak out right now and demand fair voting maps.”
The Raleigh billboard is part of a statewide effort by Common Cause NC to educate, engage and empower all North Carolinians to speak out and demand fair voting maps. The organization has also launched a robust digital engagement campaign and is holding public education workshops designed to help residents understand redistricting and how to push back against gerrymandering.
“It’s time for fair voting maps in North Carolina that respect everyone’s freedom to choose their representatives,” Phillips said. “We need a redistricting process that’s inclusive, protects communities and puts people above politics.”