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Voting & Elections 11.11.2022

Common Cause works to uplift minority voters through HBCU fellowship program

They say the youth are the future. That’s why one North Carolina organization is investing time and money into them; specifically, disenfranchised Black and brown youth. Common Cause is a national, nonpartisan organization that works to ensure fair elections by holding those in power accountable through lobbying, litigation, and organizing.

Voting & Elections 11.8.2022

Encouraging young voters at JCSU to vote

Black Voters Matter and Common Cause North Carolina held a march to the polls event at Johnson C. Smith University to encourage young voters to vote.

Voting & Elections 11.8.2022

Smooth election day reported with few problems

“Things are going well in North Carolina today,” said Jane Pinsky, director of lobbying and government reform at Common Cause North Carolina. “And that’s in credit to all of the people who’ve worked with us for the last 15 years to guarantee long early voting periods, guaranteed curbside access to voters with disabilities and the ability to easily get and return absentee ballots.”

Voting & Elections 11.7.2022

Homecoming at North Carolina A&T means getting students excited to vote

Other events hosted by OLCE this semester included a National Voter Registration Day Block Party and a Ballot Business Declassified Voter Education Fair. The office frequently collaborates with other civic engagement organizations like the N.C. Black Alliance, You Can Vote N.C., Common Cause N.C., and the university’s Divine Nine chapters.

Voting & Elections 11.3.2022

Students from Shaw, Saint Augustine’s team up for march to polls event

Less than a week until Election Day, students from Shaw University and Saint Augustine's University teamed up for a march to the polls event.

Voting & Elections 10.31.2022

‘We have to resist the outside threats’: Confronting barriers to voting in N.C.

Many North Carolinians interested in making their voices heard in the 2022 midterm election have faced institutional, economic and informational challenges. According to Bob Phillips, the executive director of Common Cause North Carolina, these major barriers undermine the ability of eligible voters to understand and execute their electoral privilege.

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