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The 2023 North Carolina legislative session is underway. And our Common Cause NC team will be right there at the Legislative Building throughout the year, serving as “the People’s lobby.”

We’ll be speaking up for everyday North Carolinians, working for a stronger democracy, and holding lawmakers accountable to the public.

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News from the NC General Assembly:

Anti-protest bill passes NC House, goes to NC Senate for consideration

Tyler Daye of Common Cause North Carolina said the legislation, if enacted, could be used to punish bystanders or speakers whose words inadvertently incite violence.

“If a riot takes place, some innocent, peaceful protesters may be interwoven with intruders who have come to hijack their message,” Daye said.

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Fair Maps Act introduced in NC legislature, would end gerrymandering by establishing citizens redistricting commission

the Fair Maps Act (House Bill 9) would amend North Carolina’s constitution to permanently take redistricting power out of the hands of partisan legislators and entrust it with an independent commission comprised of everyday North Carolinians to draw the state’s voting districts free from political influence.

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NC House rules allowing for ‘ambush votes’ in legislature fail the people of North Carolina

As the 2023 North Carolina legislative session kicked off in January, the NC House Republican majority pushed through temporary rules for the chamber. Those rules would allow holding votes to override the governor’s veto without any warning to the public.

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Meet our team at the legislature:

During this year’s legislative session we will work with members from both parties to:

  • Demand full transparency and meaningful public input in the legislative process, including the creation of our state’s budget
  • Defend everyone’s freedom to vote and fight any attempts at voter suppression
  • Call on lawmakers to provide critical funding for our state’s election system
  • Ensure our voting districts are absolutely free from partisan or racist gerrymandering
  • Advocate for lasting redistricting reform that puts people over politics
  • Counter the corrosive influence of big money in politics by advocating for common-sense campaign finance reforms
  • Ensure students from our state’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities have a voice at the legislature and that HBCUs get the equitable support they deserve

Throughout the legislative session, we’ll keep you informed and up to date on crucial issues under consideration so that you can make your voice heard.

This year marks 50 years since Common Cause launched our chapter in North Carolina. Our mission of building an inclusive, multiracial democracy has never been more important than it is today. Together, let’s carry on this vital work.

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