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Drink beer. Help end gerrymandering (Round 2)

Fullsteam Brewery has just released its new Purple State beer, brewed to express the diversity of NC. Fullsteam is generously donating $1 per pint sold of Purple State to Common Cause NC and our fight to end gerrymandering.

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Gerrymandering deprives North Carolina citizens of a choice and a voice in our elections. But momentum is growing to finally enact a nonpartisan redistricting process to give our state fair voting maps and fair elections. Take action!

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A bipartisan group of state lawmakers have introduced House Bill 200 to establish a nonpartisan redistricting process for North Carolina. Here's what HB200 would do

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For every pint sold of Purple State beer, Fullsteam Brewery will donate $1 to Common Cause NC’s fight for fair voting maps. More

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Common Cause NC hosted a Fair Maps Town Hall with local residents and political leaders to discuss solutions to gerrymandering. More

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For more than three decades, Barbara and Tom Coulson have been tirelessly working to make democracy work in North Carolina. This month, Common Cause NC honored the couple with its inaugural Champions of Democracy Award. More

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Students from seven historically black colleges and universities in the Triangle, Triad and Fayetteville helped spread the word on the importance of voting in local elections this year. More

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A potentially landmark lawsuit finds NC lawmakers who once called for an end to partisan redistricting now trying to defend it. More

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The fate of Common Cause v. Rucho, a potentially landmark lawsuit against partisan gerrymandering in North Carolina, now rests with a three-judge panel. More

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Iowa has become a model for how the redistricting process should work, while North Carolina is one of the country’s most gerrymandered – and litigated – states. More

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The potentially landmark case of Common Cause v. Rucho challenges the legislature's manipulation of congressional districts in NC. More

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With members of the SAU drumline leading the way, students marched to the polls on Election Day to cast a ballot. More

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Students from Shaw University marched to the polls to make their voices heard in Raleigh's local election. More

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Over 100 North Carolina citizens marched to the legislature to protest gerrymandered voting maps and to call for independent redistricting. More

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Prompted by a letter from students, NC A&T State University spoke out against gerrymandered congressional districts that divide the campus of the nation's largest HBCU. More

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A panel of three federal judges on Tuesday ruled that the case of Common Cause v. Rucho can proceed to trial, denying a request by lawyers for the state legislature to delay the lawsuit. The case challenges partisan gerrymandering in North Carolina. More

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"We hope today's event will help motivate students to go to the polls this fall and ensure that the NCCU community's voice is heard." More

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Hundreds of North Carolina citizens packed a public hearing held at seven locations around the state. The topic: new legislative voting maps. More

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The GOP-led redistricting committee rejected nonpartisan criteria for drawing new legislative districts. More

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A majority of committee members are on the record as supporting nonpartisan redistricting. More

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Over 75 North Carolinians participated in the "End Gerrymandering Fun Run" organized by Common Cause NC. More

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An independent redistricting simulation shows how voting districts can be created free from partisan politics. More

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The city will be the site of an upcoming trial challenging the constitutionality of partisan gerrymandering. More

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The US Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a lawsuit from Wisconsin challenging the constitutionality of partisan gerrymandering. Here's why it could be a big deal for North Carolina. More

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Many Republicans who supported nonpartisan redistricting in 2011 continue to be consistent in their principled support today. Sadly, Speaker Moore and Rep. Lewis do not seem to be among them. More

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Legislative leaders refused to give House Bill 200 a hearing. So 150 North Carolinians held their own at the legislature. More

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The US Supreme Court on Monday rejected a request to review a lower court ruling that found North Carolina lawmakers unconstitutionally gerrymandered 28 of the state's legislative districts along racial lines. More

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The latest US Supreme Court decision is a huge victory against racial gerrymandering. But politicians are still brazenly manipulating voting maps along party lines with similar effect. An upcoming court case could finally put an end to it. More

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Mayor Esther Manheimer and Asheville residents gathered in Pack Square to send a message to state lawmakers in Raleigh: enact a fair way of drawing North Carolina’s voting maps. More

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Common Cause NC presented the award to Rep. McGrady during a town hall meeting in Hendersonville to give residents an update on the effort to pass nonpartisan redistricting through the legislature. More

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Members of Common Cause NC delivered a petition to state House Speaker Tim Moore signed by thousands of North Carolinians calling for House Bill 200 to get a vote. More

Gorsuch press conference

These schools had the highest rate of student voter turnout for the 2016 general election among North Carolina colleges, according to a new report from Common Cause NC. More

Gorsuch press conference

Common Cause joined 10 North Carolina citizens to sue the General Assembly over a surprise special session that rushed through sweeping changes to state government without allowing public input. More

Rianna Caroway, a senior at Winston-Salem State University and a Democracy Fellow with Common Cause NC, talks about her effort to get a voting site restored on the campus of WSSU. Watch

Gorsuch press conference

Two centuries after "gerrymandering" first entered the American lexicon, a bipartisan plan for reform could finally end manipulation of voting maps in North Carolina. More

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A bipartisan bill introduced in the state House, hundreds of citizens rallying at the Legislature and a key court ruling were part of a big week for redistricting reform in the Tar Heel State. More

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Citizens from across the state gathered at the NC Legislature to call on lawmakers to end gerrymandering and enact fair redistricting. Watch

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House Bill 200 would take politics out of the way the state's congressional and legislative voting maps are drawn. More

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Dozens of students from historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) went to the NC Legislature to show lawmakers how their schools make North Carolina stronger. Watch

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CCNC Democracy Fellows from HBCUs in the Triangle and the Triad joined thousands of North Carolina citizens taking a stand for voting rights at the 2017 HKonJ Moral March in Raleigh. Watch

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If we want a political system that encourages problem-solving and accountability in government, then we need a better way of drawing our voting maps. Read more

online voter registration

A majority of states have adopted online voter registration, which has proven to be secure, accurate and convenient – while providing big cost savings. Read more

NC legislature

A majority of North Carolina voters favor moving to a nonpartisan system for drawing the state's congressional and legislative districts, according to a new survey from Public Policy Polling. Read more

Gerry-gambling

A coalition of conservative and progressive organizations met at the state legislature on the opening day of the new session to call on lawmakers to adopt a plan that would take partisan politics out of the way voting maps are drawn in North Carolina. Read more

Gerry-gambling

Just 1 in 10 voters had any real choice in selecting their NC House member in 2016, leaving millions of citizens with no voice this election. Read more

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The nonpartisan panel created the new map as part of an independent redistricting simulation organized by Duke University and Common Cause NC. More

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Common Cause launched a potentially landmark lawsuit in federal court today directly challenging the foundation of partisan gerrymandering in North Carolina. Read more

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