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
Legislative Office Building
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.