North Carolina former mayors to lead fight to end gerrymandering

The good people at Common Cause NC will be holding a news conference in Charlotte today. This is from the announcement:

“Former Charlotte mayor Richard Vinroot, a Republican and former Raleigh mayor Charles Meeker, a Democrat will be announcing today their partnership in seeking to end gerrymandering in North Carolina.

Both mayors want politics taken out of the redistricting process and will be creating a new coalition called
North Carolinians to End Gerrymandering Now

When: News conference- noon (Thursday, May 8, 2014)
Where: Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson law office board room, suite 1900 101 N. Tryon Street, downtown Charlotte”

Let’s hope the event (and notably the presence of longtime conservative Republican Richard Vinroot) has the desired impact — especially on the conservative state senate which has blocked redistricting reform previously.

 

One Comment

  1. LayintheSmakDown

    May 10, 2014 at 7:38 am

    the big question is where was this meeker dude….and the pulse for that matter during the years 1865-2010 when the corrupt democrat party used this exact method to suppress and oppress the people of NC? Funny how sour grapes taste when you are the one eating them isn’t it? My advice is get used to it.