NEW: The NC Supreme Court will hear our case on February 2
On Feb. 2, the NC Supreme Court will hear our case against gerrymandering.
(Jan. 11, 2022) A three-judge panel upheld North Carolina lawmakers’ partisan gerrymanders Tuesday despite calling them “a result of intentional, pro-Republican partisan redistricting,” in a case consisting of three consolidated challenges to the states’ 2021 enacted voting maps: North Carolina League of Conservation Voters et al. v. Hall, Harper et al. v. Hall and Common Cause v. Hall.
The Southern Coalition for Social Justice (SCSJ), which represented plaintiff Common Cause alongside pro bono counsel from law firm Hogan Lovells, immediately responded to the ruling, calling it “disappointing” — but vowed to appeal to the state Supreme Court.
Our gerrymandering case resumes its trial on Thursday, Jan. 6 at 9:00 a.m. before a three-judge panel in Wake County Superior Court. Watch on WRAL.com
Our gerrymandering case resumes its trial on Wednesday, Jan. 5 at 8:30 a.m. before a three-judge panel in Wake County Superior Court. Watch on WRAL.com
Our gerrymandering case resumes its trial on Tuesday, Jan. 4 at 9:00 a.m. before a three-judge panel in Wake County Superior Court. Watch on WRAL.com
Our gerrymandering case begins its trial on Monday, Jan. 3 at 9:00 a.m. before a three-judge panel in Wake County Superior Court. Watch on WRAL.com
Our crucial fight against gerrymandering continues in court. Read more
“We are profoundly concerned that the legislature’s deeply flawed redistricting process has produced deeply flawed voting maps,” said Bob Phillips of Common Cause NC. “We are troubled that these districts would especially hurt Black voters, harmfully split communities and undermine the freedom of North Carolinians to have a voice in choosing their representatives. Our state deserves better.” Read more
With your help, we can demand a fairer, more inclusive redistricting process in 2021 that protects our communities and gives us a true voice in our elections.
The following congressional and legislative districts were adopted by the legislature on Nov. 4, 2021. This information is provided here in the interest of transparency and public education only and does not constitute an opinion on or endorsement of these maps by Common Cause.
NC Senate Map
NC House Map
What is gerrymandering?
Every 10 years, North Carolina’s congressional and legislative voting districts are redrawn to account for population changes shown in the latest U.S. census. That’s called redistricting, and it’s happening this year.
But when politicians abuse redistricting and manipulate our voting maps to unfairly cling to their power, that’s called gerrymandering. For decades, politicians have gerrymandered our voting maps in North Carolina.
Gerrymandering threatens our democracy, and especially hurts Black and brown voters in North Carolina, as politicians split up communities, divide neighbors and undermine our freedom to choose our representatives.
As the North Carolina legislature draws new districts this year, we must stand up, speak out and demand fair voting maps for all people, completely free from gerrymandering.