Category Archives: Redistricting

‘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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The holy grail of redistricting reform

The time is now for our state and country to implement strategic redistricting reform measures. The growing and impactful trend of creating independent redistricting commissions to draw voting maps in an unbiased manner could be the holy grail of redistricting … Continue reading

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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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The beginning of the end to partisan gerrymandering

America was founded on the democratic principles of equality, freedom and justice. However, the practice of gerrymandering – particularly partisan gerrymandering – is denying voters equal representation and ultimately limiting our democracy. Gerrymandering is not a partisan issue, it is … 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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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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A call for fair maps from Greensboro

As the years have gone on, state legislatures across the country have heightened their destructive gerrymandering practices. With calculated precision, maps have been drawn to undercut the political power of minorities, safe-zone incumbents and decrease competitiveness in elections. Lawsuits and … Continue reading

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Partisan gerrymandering deprives voters of a voice in elections

This week I would like to talk about my home district, NC Congressional District 10, and how gerrymandering has produced an unfair partisan advantage there. Although I have only recently obtained the privilege to study, live and work in Raleigh … 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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