Author Archives: Bryan Warner

‘Purple State’ beer brewed to fight gerrymandering in NC

A new brew from Fullsteam in Durham lets folks drink beer while helping to end gerrymandering. For every pint sold of Purple State beer, Fullsteam Brewery will donate $1 to Common Cause NC’s fight for fair voting maps.

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Barbara & Tom Coulson: Champions of Democracy

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.

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Trial challenging NC partisan gerrymandering concludes

The fate of Common Cause v. Rucho, a potentially landmark lawsuit against partisan gerrymandering in North Carolina, now rests with a three-judge panel. During a four-day trial at a federal courthouse in Greensboro, attorneys for the good-government group Common Cause … Continue reading

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A big month in the fight to end gerrymandering

This October is shaping up to be a pivotal month in the effort to finally end gerrymandering in North Carolina and across the nation. Last week, the US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Gill v. Whitford, a case coming … Continue reading

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It’s time for NC to join the growing trend of online voter registration

North Carolina is a hub of companies on the cutting edge of digital technology, but the state still lags behind the rest of the nation when it comes to applying that technology to key aspects of our voting process. The … Continue reading

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Redistricting committee falls short on public hearing for new legislative maps

UPDATE: A seventh hearing location has been added today, an improvement, but still far short of the number of locations that should be made available to concerned citizens. See the list here. The Joint House and Senate Redistricting Committee on … Continue reading

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Bob Havely, longtime political & nonprofit consultant in NC, passes away

From Bob Phillips, executive director of Common Cause NC: “We are very saddened by the passing of Bob Havely, a well-respected political and nonprofit consultant in North Carolina. From serving in the White House, to working as director of government … Continue reading

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US Supreme Court agrees to hear potentially landmark case on partisan gerrymandering

The US Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a lawsuit from Wisconsin challenging the constitutionality of partisan gerrymandering. The case could be crucial to finally ending gerrymandering across the nation. That’s because while various court rulings have made it … Continue reading

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Susan B. Anthony and the crime of voting

It was 144 years ago today – June 18, 1873 – that Susan B. Anthony was convicted of breaking the law. Her crime: voting in the 1872 presidential election.

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Welcome to the new CCNC Democracy Blog

Common Cause NC is excited to have five outstanding interns working with us for the summer of 2017: • Carl Gilmore of Hampden-Sydney College • Noah Johnson of NC State University • Matt Mengert of UNC-Chapel Hill • Beñat Quartararo of … Continue reading

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