​Republican led House and Senate Chambers rescinded Gov. Cooper’s Special Called Extra Session for Legislative Redistricting

Today the Republican led House and Senate Chambers rescinded Gov. Cooper’s Special Called Extra Session for Legislative Redistricting. The supermajority claimed the Proclamation was not in accordance with Article III, section 5, item 7 of the NC Constitution because in their opinion – Redistricting does not rise to the threshold of being “extraordinary” and it…Read more ​Republican led House and Senate Chambers rescinded Gov. Cooper’s Special Called Extra Session for Legislative Redistricting

Cooper says he’ll call special session on redistricting – News & Observer

RALEIGH Gov. Roy Cooper, trying to put pressure on lawmakers to redraw state House and Senate election maps within the next two weeks, said he would call for a 14-day special session of the legislature. The session Cooper plans to call would run simultaneously with the ongoing regular session, which is due to end some…Read more Cooper says he’ll call special session on redistricting – News & Observer

URGENT- REDISTRICTING PUBLIC HEARINGS ON MONDAY-10:00am – 7 LOCATIONS New Site Added

    Alert from the Office of Senator Bryant   If you no longer wish to receive information from our office, please click here     URGENT- REDISTRICTING PUBLIC HEARINGS ON MONDAY-10:00am – 7 LOCATIONS   “It is my understanding that these Public Hearings will be held without the benefit of any information about the…Read more URGENT- REDISTRICTING PUBLIC HEARINGS ON MONDAY-10:00am – 7 LOCATIONS New Site Added

NC Supreme Court: Newby can participate in redistricting case

RALEIGH — Democrats, the state NAACP and other groups suing over the legislature’s redistricting plans learned Monday that the state Supreme Court has rejected their request that Justice Paul Newby recuse himself from participating in the case. The Rev. William Barber, president of the state NAACP, said the groups were disappointed by the decision, but…Read more NC Supreme Court: Newby can participate in redistricting case

Announcement: Notice of Redistricting Hearing – Friday, Jan. 20, 2012

NC NAACP et. al. v. NC and Dickson v. Rucho – Redistricting Case NOTICE OF HEARING Friday, January 20, 2012 at 11:00a.m NOTICE is herewith given of a hearing before the undersigned three-judge panel in the above-referenced consolidated matters to consider the Plaintiffs’ Motions for Injunctive Relief. The hearing shall be on the 20th day…Read more Announcement: Notice of Redistricting Hearing – Friday, Jan. 20, 2012

DOJ approve’s Wilson’s redistricting maps – Wilson Times

The U.S. Department of Justice has approved new voting districts for the city of Wilson and the pre-clearance opens the door for a May election race. The Department of Justice approved the city’s redistricting maps on Dec. 22 and the Wilson County Board of Elections was notified by the city attorney this week. The city…Read more DOJ approve’s Wilson’s redistricting maps – Wilson Times

News Release: NC NAACP, Democracy NC, LWV and Randolph Institute to Sue Over Redistricting Maps

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 2, 2011 For More Information: Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, President, 919-394-8137 Mrs. Amina Turner, Executive Director, 919-682-4700 Atty. Jennifer Marsh, Legal Redress Coordinator, 919-682-4700 Atty. Irv Joyner, Legal Redress Chair, 919-530-6293 Atty. Al McSurely, Communications Chair, lawyers@mcsurely.com DURHAM – Yesterday, after it spent 60 days looking at a cleverly…Read more News Release: NC NAACP, Democracy NC, LWV and Randolph Institute to Sue Over Redistricting Maps

Special Meeting of The Edgecombe County Board of Education for Public Hearing Regarding Proposed Redistricting Plans

Special Meeting of the Edgecombe County Board of Education Edgecombe County Board Rooms 412 Pearl Street Tarboro, NC 27886 October 24, 2011 AGENDA 6:30 P.M. (OPEN SESSION) (1) Call to Order of Special Meeting of the Board      (1.1) Pledge of Allegiance (2) Approval of Agenda (3) Item(s) for Information (3.1) Presentation and Discussion of…Read more Special Meeting of The Edgecombe County Board of Education for Public Hearing Regarding Proposed Redistricting Plans

Edgecombe County Public Schools Delays Vote on Redistricting Plan After Edgecombe County Political Affairs Group Presents Alternative Plan Monday October 10, 2011

Allison Riggs voting rights attorney with the Southern Coalition for Social Justice presented the legality of the presentation by the Edgecombe County Political Affairs Group. See the presentation by Riggs and other speakers. Click on picture to watch video (1 hr. 30 mins. 29 secs. total). School board delays vote on redistricting plan – Source:…Read more Edgecombe County Public Schools Delays Vote on Redistricting Plan After Edgecombe County Political Affairs Group Presents Alternative Plan Monday October 10, 2011

Regular Meeting of the Edgecombe County Board of Education Monday October 10, 2011 6:30 PM Redistricting Public Hearing Top Of The Agenda

Regular Meeting of the Edgecombe County Board of Education Edgecombe County Board Rooms 412 Pearl Street Tarboro, NC 27886 October 10, 2011 AGENDA 6:30 P.M. (OPEN SESSION) (1) Call to Order of Regular Meeting of the Board (1.1) Pledge of Allegiance (2) Recognition – none (3) Public Hearing (3.1) Public Hearing Regarding Proposed Redistricting Plan…Read more Regular Meeting of the Edgecombe County Board of Education Monday October 10, 2011 6:30 PM Redistricting Public Hearing Top Of The Agenda

Judges Say Texas Can’t Move Forward With Redistricting Plans The Feds Say Are Discriminatory

A panel of three federal judges ordered Texas not to move forward with redistricting plans for both congressional and state legislative seats until they are approved in court. Justice Department lawyers have declared in court that they believe the congressional and statehouse redistricting plans signed into law by Gov. Rick Perry have been adopted at…Read more Judges Say Texas Can’t Move Forward With Redistricting Plans The Feds Say Are Discriminatory

State and Local Leaders Gather at Historic St. Paul AME Church to Challenge Redistricting Process

For Immediate Release August 15, 2011 Contact: Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, President, 919-394-8137 Mrs. Amina J. Turner, Executive Director, 919-682-4700 Atty. Jennifer W. Marsh, Legal Redress Coordinator, 919-682-4700 State and Local Leaders Gather at Historic St. Paul AME Church to Challenge Redistricting Process We gather at St. Paul AME Church, founded 163 years…Read more State and Local Leaders Gather at Historic St. Paul AME Church to Challenge Redistricting Process