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“Democracy in our Hands” Tour to highlight independence in redistricting reform

Panels to discuss racial equity, power and transparency in North Carolina’s gerrymandered congressional map

In a three-stop tour of the state, Democracy North Carolina, Common Cause North Carolina, League of Women Voters of North Carolina and Friends of the Earth will discuss how to integrate values of political independence, transparency and racial equity into redistricting reform proposals.

The panels will feature the plaintiffs in the recent ruling by a three judge panel of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina requiring the state to redraw its congressional districts. Events  include:

Triangle Area — Sept. 4, 2018, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
NCCU Albert L. Turner Law School — Great Hall (640 Nelson St., Durham, NC)

Click here for Durham registration and agenda

Fayetteville — Sept. 5, 2018,  9:30 a.m to 3 p.m
Stryker Golf Course (1219 Bragg Blvd., Spring Lake, NC)

Click here for Fayetteville registration and agenda

Asheville — Sept. 6, 2018, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m
Ambrose West (312 Haywood Road, Asheville, NC)

Click here for Asheville registration and agenda

Friends of the Earth fights to protect our environment and create a healthy and just world. We speak truth to power and expose those who endanger people and the planet. Our campaigns work to hold politicians and corporations accountable, transform our economic systems, protect our forests and oceans and revolutionize our food & agriculture systems.

Common Cause NC is a nonpartisan grassroots organization dedicated to encouraging citizen participation in democracy.

Democracy North Carolina is a statewide nonpartisan organization that uses research, organizing, and advocacy to increase civic participation, reduce the influence of big money in politics, and remove systemic barriers to voting and serving in elected office.

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government.