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Expert: Want to preserve our democracy? End gerrymandering (with video)

If this week’s roller coaster legislative sessions have left you reeling, take time today to learn about how redistricting reform could greatly improve the political discourse in our state.

Tom Ross, former President of the University of North Carolina system and co-chairman of the bi-partisan board of directors of North Carolinians for Redistricting Reform, will speak at Campbell University’s School of Law in downtown Raleigh at noon to address the benefits of reforming the way North Carolina draws its Congressional and legislative districts.

Mr. Ross’ presentation will include an update on the redistricting cases before the Supreme Court and other critical legal battles.  He will also outline a plan of action for North Carolina to fairly draw Congressional and state districts.

NC Policy Watch had the opportunity to talk with Ross this week about the benefits of an independent system of redistricting where politicians do not draw their own districts.

This afternoon’s event is open to the public and is co-sponsored by the North Carolina Business Council and North Carolinians for Redistricting Reform. It will take place in room 313 at Campbell University’s Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, located at 225 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh.

Doors will open at 11:30am and the presentation will start at 12:00pm.

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