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Voting & Elections 04.13.2021

Lawmakers discuss the protection of NC voting rights

"When people participate in democracy, voters win. We want laws that make voting easier, not harder," said Bob Phillips of Common Cause NC.

Money & Influence 04.12.2021

Wake County won’t pursue campaign finance allegations against US postmaster

“We have full confidence that the State Board of Elections will conduct a thorough investigation into these serious allegations against Mr. DeJoy, and we look forward to learning the results of that investigation when it is concluded,” said Bob Phillips of Common Cause.

North Carolina set to redraw political battle lines

“I would say anything would be better than what we do in North Carolina,” said Bob Phillips, executive director of Common Cause North Carolina.

New congressional district looms in N.C. Could the Triad get another representative in the U.S. House?

“This legislation provides lasting, nonpartisan reform that would end gerrymandering for good in North Carolina,” Phillips said. “The Fair Maps Acts would stop the practice of politicians manipulating our voting districts and it would ensure voters have a true voice in choosing their representatives.”

Voting & Elections 04.2.2021

How North Carolina Became the Model for Democrats’ Nationwide Push to Expand Voting Access

“We in NC have seen it first hand: When you make voting easier and more accessible you tend to see a higher participation rate,” said Bob Phillips, the executive director of the nonpartisan voting rights group Common Cause NC.

GOP legislative leaders should let voters have their say on proposal to end gerrymandering

“We applaud these lawmakers for introducing the Fair Maps Act. This legislation provides lasting, nonpartisan reform that would end gerrymandering for good in North Carolina. The Fair Maps Acts would stop the practice of politicians manipulating our voting districts and it would ensure voters have a true voice in choosing their representatives,” said Bob Phillips, executive director of Common Cause NC.

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