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Voting rights advocates express concerns over redistricting process at the General Assembly

In a statement, Common Cause NC complained that “improvements to the livestream are sorely needed to ensure the public can more clearly observe the map-drawing process.” The group’s executive director, Bob Phillips, said that it is insufficient to only have the overhead camera showing committee room “from an eye-straining distance” and not to show the names of legislators who appear on the screen. “Those drawing maps should be identified on screen and their faces clearly seen, side by side with the maps they are drawing, and their voices clearly heard,” he said.

Behind The Lines, Part Two: The Pen vs. The Gavel

Every ten years legislators are required to draw new political districts for the U.S. House and North Carolina General Assembly. These new maps have significant ramifications from the mountains, to the coast, to Capitol Hill. In part two of a four-part series, host Jeff Tiberii looks at how the courts have reshaped the process of redistricting.

Common Cause billboard rails against gerrymandering

Located near 823 S. Memorial Drive, the billboard is part of a public engagement campaign by Common Cause NC, a nonpartisan organization asking North Carolinians to make their voice heard as new voting maps are drawn.

Billboard in Greenville opposes gerrymandering

A new billboard is encouraging the public to get involved as lawmakers draw new voting maps during the redistricting process. The non-partisan political advocacy group, Common Cause North Carolina, has displayed a new billboard in Greenville along Memorial Drive near Moye Boulevard.

Billboard urges public input on redistricting

A billboard greeting drivers as they enter downtown Wilson urges residents to weigh in on North Carolina’s legislative redistricting process.

Calls for more transparency at first redistricting hearing in North Carolina

Many speakers called for more transparency in the redistricting process and asked that future hearings be livestreamed online. "I am disappointed perhaps that this is not a livestreamed event," said Bob Phillips, with Common Cause North Carolina, a voter advocacy organization. "There’s a lot of people who would probably like to participate from the comfort of their home."

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