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Voting & Elections 08.10.2023

Town hall by town hall, some stirrings of democracy in North Carolina

Gino Nuzzolillo, a 25-year-old staffer at Common Cause, conceived the town hall series and led the one at Gibsonville. “We can’t keep going to Raleigh,” he said. “We have to build a base in other places.” Across the state, Common Cause said more than 30 local advocacy groups have joined the effort.

Voting & Elections 08.6.2023

Voting rights activists mark 58 years since passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act

“Here in North Carolina, in particular, we see threats, even right now as we are speaking at the legislature to our right to vote,” Phillips said. “Certainly, that’s a concern for us.”

Voting & Elections 08.5.2023

Coalition for Peace, Love Appreciates Good Dialogue

The non-partisan Sandhills Coalition for Peace, Love, and Justice wishes to thank Common Cause NC for bringing its 2023 #UniteNC Town Hall to Moore County.

Voting & Elections 08.1.2023

High Point town hall brings in state lawmaker to hear from local residents amid 2023 legislative session

"There are proposed dramatic changes to how elections are run, our voting maps are going to be redrawn and there is a bunch of processes that's going to determine how resources are invested in our community," Gino Nuzzolillo said, campaign manager with Common Cause.

Advocates worry about impacts of state budget delay

Ann Webb is the policy director for Common Cause North Carolina, and her concerns revolve around state agencies, namely the State Board of Elections. Webb says this budget and the funding the board gets will impact some big races.

Voting & Elections 07.17.2023

North Carolina elections at risk of chaos with Legislature’s proposed overhaul

North Carolina lawmakers are considering not only a spate of new election restrictions but also a major overhaul of state and county-level election boards, alarming advocates who say some of the proposals could grind the state’s democratic apparatus to a halt.

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