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Stop the next attack on our democracy: attend events, contact lawmakers, act now.

We were victorious in pushing back attacks on our courts during the N.C. General Assembly’s 2018 special session, but the May 2018 short session promises more 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. Others say “court-packing” is back on the table, a scenario where lawmakers add judges to our N.C. Supreme Court in an effort to get better outcomes in litigation surrounding their extreme agenda, including the possibility of pro-gerrymandering rulings in 2020. Together we have put intense pressure on lawmakers to end these schemes — and it’s working. But we can’t stop now. 

Keep up the pressure with the following steps.

STEP #1 

Get more information about these judicial attacks and how to talk about them with lawmakers and networks with our updated resource “Talk About Rigging the Courts.”

STEP #2

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

STEP #3

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

STEP #4

RSVP for a “Fair Courts, Fair Votes” Town Hall event coming to a location near you in April 2018:

Fair Courts, Fair Votes Town Hall | Lexington

Join us for our “Fair Courts, Fair Votes” Town Hall on Tuesday, April 24, at 6:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church (210 Village Drive, Lexington, NC 27292) RSVP NOW:
demnc.co/fairdavidson

Fair Courts, Fair Votes Town Hall | Boone

Join us for our “Fair Courts, Fair Votes” Town Hall on Tuesday, May 1, at 6:30 p.m.at the Optimist Clubhouse, (1012 State Farm Rd., Boone, N.C.) RSVP NOW:
demnc.co/fairwatauga

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.