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Help stop the next attack on our democracy.

The N.C. General Assembly’s 2018 special session is ongoing, with even more promises and proposals to rig our justice system from political bullies working for their own partisan interests. The current focus is on gerrymandering our judicial voting districts (House Bill 717), slashing judicial terms (Senate Bill 698) and seizing the ability to choose judges themselves (legislative appointment under the so-called “purple plan”) — all of which would undermine the independence of our courts and make North Carolina’s judiciary more partisan.

Together, over the past several months, we have put intense pressure on lawmakers to end these schemes — and it’s working. What was once a short special session to pass sweeping judicial changes has turned into heated committee meetings and packed chamber debates that reveal our voices are being heard. But we can’t stop now. 

Keep up the pressure with the following steps.

STEP #1 

Get more information about these attacks on our courts and how to talk about them with lawmakers, groups, friends, and neighbors. 

STEP #2

Email and call your lawmakers in the N.C. House and Senate now and demand they stand up against these outrageous proposals and protect our courts. We’ve made it easy. 

STEP # 3

Attend (or listen in) on Monday, Jan. 22, at 1 p.m. for the latest Joint Judicial Redistricting and Reform Committee Meeting (643 Legislative Office Building, 300 N. Salisbury St., Raleigh, NC). Here’s more about the committee and a link to their website. FYI — The agenda is not yet available and we are not aware of opportunities for public comment.

STEP #4

Lawmakers have already taken away your right to vote for judges in the May 2018 Primary. Tell them you want it back.

STEP #5

Sign the Fair Courts petition and join our coalition of thousands working to stop this next attack on our democracy in 2018. 

STEP #6

RSVP NOW for the HKonJ Moral March on Raleigh on Feb. 10, and join the march to take this resistance to judicial attacks to the ballot box in 2018. 

Get Resources About Judicial Attacks

Download "Let Justice Roll" for Your Commmunity

Download your "Let Justice Roll" resource about the 2018 justice elections, lawmakers' attacks on the independence of judges, and what you can do to fight back. 

Get this new resource here: demnc.co/justroll.

Stop the Next Attack on Our Democracy

North Carolina isn't a political pizza to be sliced and diced by those in power — especially when it comes to our courts! Fight back: ✔︎ Attend a town hall near you ✔︎ Encourage your lawmaker to do the right thing ✔︎ Join the thousands of people signing on to the fight for fair courts!

Help Defeat Judicial Gerrymandering

With a bill (House Bill 717) to severely gerrymander judicial district lines the NC Legislature seeks to undermine the independence of our courts and force North Carolina’s judges to become more partisan. The N.C. House has already approved the bill. The Senate will consider it in 2018. Read up on the dangers of House Bill 717 here. It’s time to demand your Senators stand up against judicial gerrymandering, oppose House Bill 717, and protect our courts.

Tell Your Senator: NO to Judicial Gerrymandering

Contact your Senators now and ask them to oppose House Bill 717 (Judicial Redistricting) when they take it up in January.