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Opportunities to speak out today on redistricting – be there! (Updated)

If you get a chance, try to attend a legislative redistricting hearing today. This is from the good people at Common Cause NC:

Proposed new NC House and Senate maps are available online now. You can view the House here and the Senate here. As expected, it looks like the same old partisan gerrymandering we’re used to seeing. But today (Tuesday, August 22) you can make your voice heard and let the General Assembly know you want a fair process and fair maps!

Attend one of the public hearings on Tuesday and let legislative leaders know it’s time for change when it comes to how we draw our voting maps.

Details for the Public Hearing

Date: Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Start Time: 4:00pm

Sign-up to speak at hearing beginning at 3:00pm

Locations:

Legislative Office Building
Room 643
300 N Salisbury Street, Raleigh

Beaufort County Community College
Building 9-Room 935
5337 US Hwy 264 East, Washington

Caldwell Community College
Bldg B-Room 104
2855 Hickory Boulevard, Hudson

Central Piedmont Community College
Hall Bldg-Rooms 215/216
1112 Charlottetowne Ave, Charlotte

Fayetteville Technical Community College
GCB (General Classroom Bldg)-Room 108
2817 Fort Bragg Road, Fayetteville

Guilford Technical Community College (Jamestown campus)
Medline Campus Center-Room 360
601 East Main Street, Jamestown

Halifax Community College
Bldg 100-Room 108
100 College Road, Weldon

We need as many North Carolinians as possible speaking out against partisan gerrymandering. Visit our website for more info and suggested talking points.

Can’t make the hearing? Comment online here.

The folks at Democracy North Carolina also have lots of information about today’s hearings here.

For those not living near any of the above sites, Democrats were planning to host “Redistricting Reviews” tomorrow (Wednesday, Aug. 23) in Asheville, Winterville and Cary, but those events have failed to come together and have, at last word, been postponed or canceled.

One Comment


  1. Chris in PBO

    August 22, 2017 at 10:05 pm

    For the last few years we have been actively working to get these maps stopped, but, now, we only get a couple of hours notification to review and ONLY ONE CHANCE AT 4PM ON A WORK DAY TO COMMENT! How do we get this horrible process for citizen comments updated?

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