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In a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court held in 2019 that partisan redistricting is a political question not reviewable by federal courts. The ruling kicked the responsibility back to the states — our courts, the legislature, the public — to police redistricting.

Now, after months of state court wrangling over maps and the second-longest legislative session in North Carolina’s history which saw even more map-making, the public finally gets its chance to “draw the line” between good and bad proposals and how their lawmakers voted on the most high-profile proposals of 2019

“Draw the Line” Town Halls (including Greensboro on 12/5; Fayetteville on 12/9; and Greenville on 12/10) will give voters a first chance post session to ask NC lawmakers whose side they were on in 2019 on everything from limits to voting access, to attacks on immigrants, to the state budget, make their voices heard on ‘bad bills’ from 2019 and ask for reforms they’d like to see in future sessions.

Some of the most high profile bills featured in these town hall discussions are: 

  • More limits to Voting Access (Senate Bill 824)
  • Controversial State Budget (House Bill 966)
  • Attacks on Safe Abortion (House Bill 602/Senate Bill 359)
  • Attacks on Immigrants (House Bill 370)
  • Unreliable Voter Purges (Senate Bill 250)
  • More Redistricting (House Bill 1029, Congressional; House Bill 1020, Legislative)

Draw the Line Town Halls

These 90-minute public forums will be a first chance after the legislative session to talk to your lawmakers ahead of the 2020 short session.

"Draw the Line" in Guilford

Live in Guilford Co.? Tell your lawmakers how you feel about the 2019 long session.

"Draw the Line" in Cumberland

Live in Cumberland Co.? Tell your lawmakers how you feel about the 2019 long session.

"Draw the Line" in Pitt

Live in Pitt Co.? Tell your lawmakers how you feel about the 2019 long session.