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Voting & Elections 10.1.2019

Voter registration day promotes political and civic engagement

The Gilmore Administration, Common Cause NC and Office of Student Development registered 648 students at a voter registration drive at NC A&T State University.

Voting & Elections 09.27.2019

It’s time officials realize the political power of HBCUs

As the Campus Outreach Coordinator for Common Cause NC, an organization dedicated to fighting for voting access while also championing political reforms for fairer elections, 30-year-old Alyssa Canty, a recipient of the 2019 MTV Leaders for Change grant, is currently empowering students at HBCUs in North Carolina to stay informed and participate in local, state, and presidential elections.

On the Record: Progress with redistricting

Brent Laurenz of Common Cause NC discusses redrawing of legislative districts after a state court ruled partisan gerrymandering unconstitutional.

NC legislative district map redraw underway

The legislature began a court-ordered redraw of state legislative districts after judges struck down partisan gerrymandering in case of Common Cause v. Lewis

After maps struck down in NC gerrymandering lawsuit, top Republican leader won’t appeal

North Carolina’s political maps for the state legislature are unconstitutional and must be redrawn before the 2020 elections, a court has decided.

A bipartisan group of former NC governors urges court to reject partisan gerrymanders

Former Republican Gov. Jim Martin joined Democratic Govs. Jim Hunt, Mike Easley and Bev Perdue this week in filing a court brief opposing the practice in a case that put gerrymandering on trial.

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