Need a ride to the January 10th Fair Courts Day of Action at the state legislature in Raleigh?
We will meet in Asheville at 5:30 AM and take a charter bus to Raleigh for the event from 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM. The bus should return to Asheville around 9:00 PM. The bus will have a bathroom, and there will be donuts on the bus. One stop for food should be able to happen but is not guaranteed.
Please note that bus transportation does have a fee, but if you are unable to pay or need a discounted rate, there are different price options available below.
What is the Fair Courts Day of Action? Think our judges should be fair, independent, and removed from politics? Unfortunately, politicians in Raleigh think differently. Top state lawmakers are trying to gain partisan control over the courts and rig the system in their favor. First, they canceled primary elections for judges, and now the politicians are planning to return in January 2018 to cancel judicial elections altogether and simply appoint their political friends to fill the bench and tilt the scales of justice in their favor. It’s outrageous. It’s time to hold them accountable. The NCGA will be back in session on January 10th and we will be there along with partners from the North Carolina NAACP, North Carolina Voters For Clean Elections, and Progress NC.
- At 11 a.m. on Bicentennial Plaza (1 E. Edenton St, Raleigh, across from the legislative building) we’re holding a coalition media event meant to expose the latest legislative attacks on our state’s courts.
- At noon, inside the N.C. General Assembly (16 W Jones St., Raleigh), experts will lead a lunchtime teach-in on how legislative leaders’ back-door schemes could impact your ability to vote for judges, and discuss ways you can show your opposition. A box lunch will be provided to participants.
- After, you’ll have the opportunity to engage your lawmakers, impact the legislative process, and rally throughout the afternoon until 5 p.m. alongside other North Carolinians who care about fair courts in 2018.
WHAT: Ride to Fair Courts Day of Action
WHEN: Wednesday, January 10, 2018, bus departs at 6 AM; bus returns at 9 PM
WHERE: The bus will meet riders in front of MLK Park (50 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. Asheville 28801). We’ll begin loading the bus at 5:30 AM. Riders should park on MLK Dr. (but not in the dirt/gravel lots of St. James AME on Hildebrand).
Please RSVP below by Monday, January 8 to reserve your spot on the bus.
Contact Edward Peters with questions at 336-601-9534 or firstname.lastname@example.org