Morrisville N.C. (08/02/2021) – On Monday August 2, Democracy NC joined a coalition of North Carolina voting rights organizations to demand an open process for drawing the state’s legislative and Congressional districts, outlined in a redistricting recommendations letter emailed to state legislators.
The redistricting process in many states has already begun, but not in North Carolina. The U.S. Census Bureau is scheduled to release block-level data, used in redistricting, in mid-August. In anticipation of this release, the letter’s authors — Common Cause NC, League of Women Voters of North Carolina, Democracy North Carolina, the North Carolina NAACP, Carolina Jews for Justice, Asociación de Dominicanos de Raleigh North Carolina (ADORA NC), NC Counts Coalition, Disability Rights NC, El Pueblo, and the Southern Coalition for Social Justice — sent their recommendations to House Speaker Tim Moore, Senate Leader Phil Berger and members of both the House and Senate redistricting committees.
The comprehensive letter describes how North Carolina can ensure a fair, inclusive, timely, and transparent process this redistricting cycle.