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WRAL: North Carolina Facebook page is ‘disinformation campaign,’ experts say

By Alanna Joyner / February 18, 2020

According to media experts, a Facebook page, called “North Carolina Breaking News”, that reportedly shares breaking news, is a hub for misinformation. The page includes racially insensitive terms towards minorities, and numerous instances of incorrect information in which news stories from other states are rewritten to have occurred in North Carolina. With over 50,000 followers,…

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NC voter ID law put on hold as more gerrymandering evidence comes to light

By admin / January 7, 2020

NC voter ID law put on hold as more gerrymandering evidence comes to light  North Carolina’s voter ID law is temporarily on hold after a federal court ruling. This comes as new files have been released showing more details on NC Republicans’ plan to rig elections and undermine the will of voters. Last week’s ruling…

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2020 legislative maps finalized, congressional maps still up in the air

By admin / November 19, 2019

Could it be? Is our long statewide nightmare over gerrymandered political maps finally over? Well… not quite yet. The 2020 legislative maps appear to be final after the State Supreme Court declined last week to take up yet another legal challenge. However, we’re still waiting to find out whether the newly-passed congressional maps will pass a court…

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The News & Observer: At morning-after protest, Rep. Butler talks about her ‘meltdown’ on the House floor

By admin / September 13, 2019

North Carolina Representative Deb Butler, a Democrat, talks about her ‘meltdown’ on the NC House floor, when she shouted “I will not yield” at Republican Speaker Moore. Butler spoke at a rally outside of the Legislature Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019.

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Is this the end of partisan gerrymandering in North Carolina?

By admin / September 10, 2019

Last week, a three-judge panel in Wake County ruled unanimously that lawmakers violated the state constitution by gerrymandering the state’s legislative districts for partisan gain. Lawmakers have until September 18 to draw new maps using strict nonpartisan criteria and in public view, with the new maps subject to review by the court before the 2020 election. For…

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The Washington Post: Too many voters live under minority rule. Here’s why.

By admin / September 9, 2019

A three-judge panel has unanimously ruled that North Carolina’s legislative maps are unconstitutionally gerrymandered. Our Republican-led state legislature has been ordered to draw new maps by September 18th. The last time Republicans were tasked with redrawing their unconstitutional maps it was done behind closed doors and still took away the voices of the people. We…

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Democracy advocates force changes in voter ID bill

By admin / December 4, 2018

Last week, democracy advocates including Progress NC, the NC NAACP, Democracy NC, and NC Voters for Clean Elections held a day of action demanding that lawmakers not disenfranchise college students and other groups with their flawed new voter ID bill. Thankfully several of these demands were met, but the new bill still desperately misses the…

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The Washington Post: Retired Justice Stevens calls Kavanaugh’s hearing performance disqualifying

By admin / October 5, 2018

Retired Justice John Paul Stevens has said he doesn’t believe that Brett Kavanaugh is the right person for the job of Supreme Court justice. And it’s not just Justice Stevens. Add to that over 2,400 law professors who think Kavanaugh is not a good fit. Yet the Republican-dominated Senate is still trying to ram his…

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Winston Salem Journal: We should join Forsyth judges standing up to legislative attacks

By admin / April 30, 2018

Legislators in Raleigh have had unconstitutional bill after unconstitutional bill struck down by the courts.  Their answer is to try to take over the courts and appoint judges themselves in order to pass their extreme agenda without interference. Judges from both parties are speaking out against this undemocratic idea.  It’s time our legislature stop this attack on…

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Senators refuse to release public comments, but poll shows strong disapproval of judicial attacks

By admin / January 9, 2018

As lawmakers return for special session, a wide majority of voters disapproves of legislative attempts to rig the court system for partisan gain RALEIGH — A week ago, Progress NC submitted an open records request to the Senate Committee on Judicial Reform and Redistricting for the public comments collected by the committee regarding their plan to gerrymander…

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