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Join us in celebrating 30 years of mobilizing, protecting, educating, and living the legacy of The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and be part of the march to the ballots in 2022!

CELEBRATING 30 YEARS OF PEOPLE POWER

In 2022, Democracy North Carolina celebrates 30 years of mobilizing, protecting, and educating millions of North Carolinians, ensuring a democracy that is of, by, and for the people. We have spent every moment working to increase fair representation and access to our state and nation’s political process. We want voting to be easier, more accessible, and equitable, especially in Black and brown communities that have been targets of voter suppression since long before Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s leadership catalyzed our nation for change.

Our laws and doctrines still show the lingering effects of past efforts to suppress the vote, such as the state constitution’s literacy test — which remains intact to this day — originally included as a way to prevent Black, brown, and Indigenous North Carolinians from voting.

It is our time now to work together to build power among disenfranchised communities and inspire confidence in a transformed political process that works for all.

Help defend our democracy in 2022 and take action today!

Primary election

The primary election will now be held on May 17, 2022. This will include major races, including the race for one of North Carolina’s U.S. Senate seats.

Midterm election

We saw historic turnout for the 2020 General Election and 2022 is no year to stay home. Vote early or be there on November 8, 2022 to make your voice heard.

Rescheduled municipal elections

COVID- 19 delayed the 2020 Census and many 2021 municipal elections were postponed to 2022. With the change to the primary, the State Board of Elections is working to update municipal dates.

Legislative short session

After one of the longest legislative sessions on record in 2021, lawmakers are expected to return to Raleigh this Spring. We will be monitoring closely.

Pro-voter policy

Dozens of anti-voter bills to restrict voter freedoms were proposed in 2021. Make sure our lawmakers know that the policies they propose in 2022 will impact communities across the state. Take action to advance affirmative, pro-voter legislation by contacting your lawmakers regularly.

Civics of Justice

Black lives matter. We must build a coalition of advocates to form deep relationships between civic engagement and social issues. Together, we can craft a toolbox of unified tactics to break the cycle of oppressive practices and policies in NC.

Stay up to date on election information and voter education at ncvoter.org.

Election Protection is Critical in 2022

Are you prepped to share factual election information with your friends and family this voting cycle? Can you help bridge the gap of voter education in 2022, especially in rural parts of North Carolina? Do you know folks who want to become more involved?

Every person in North Carolina deserves access to appropriate election information to not only best inform their 2022 ballot choices, but to curb a growing battle against insidious election misinformation and disinformation.

Use the order form below to request voter education materials you can use to pass out at neighborhood meetings, town halls, after church services, at a local coffee shop, or anywhere folks safely gather in North Carolina!

2022 MLK Resource Order Form

Order our first resource of 2022 to help inform folks about ways to get involved this election cycle!

2022 MLK Resource Download

Download a copy of our first resource of 2022 to email, forward, or post on digital forums!