THE DEMOCRACY MOVEMENT IN North Carolina
MAKE AN IMPACT FOR DEMOCRACY
Democracy starts with each of us—and together, we can make a major impact when we speak up for what’s right. We know the ultimate power in a democracy is the people. We are powerful, fearless, ordinary Americans working together to build a democracy that works for us all.
Take action! Join in the democracy work of the organizations below:
- ACLU of North Carolina
- Action North Carolina
- Common Cause North Carolina
- Democracy North Carolina
- End Gerrymandering Now
- League of Women Voters of North Carolina
- NAACP North Carolina
- NC Coalition for Lobbying & Government Reform
- North Carolina Public Interest Research Group
- Stronger North Carolina
LEARN MORE ABOUT NEW VOTING AND ELECTION BILLS IN NORTH CAROLINA
An online database created by the Brennan Center has all the most recent information on restrictive and expansive voting bills that are being proposed or have passed in your state. Make sure to stay up-to-date!
VISIT A ‘ONE-STOP-SHOP’ FOR ELECTION INFO: VOTE411.ORG FOR NORTH CAROLINA
VOTE411 is a “one-stop-shop” for election information created by League of Women Voters. Get your Personalized Voting Information to find your polling place, see what’s on your ballot, check your voter registration, learn ID requirements, and much more!
VOLUNTEER AT THE POLLS IN NORTH CAROLINA
An online portal developed by the Fair Elections Center to share state by state information on poll worker requirements and applications for each state.
LEARN WHERE THE POLITICAL MONEY COMES FROM IN NORTH CAROLINA
A searchable database by Open Secrets with profiles showing you who’s making the big political contributions in your state, as well as where the money’s coming from.
LEARN HOW DEMOCRACY REFORMS BECOME LAW IN NORTH CAROLINA
Twenty-four states, including North Carolina, do not feature a process for citizen-led ballot initiatives. This means that a state legislator must sponsor a bill in order for it to be voted on to become law. This requires you to be in relationship with your state legislatures. Some tactics used in these states to pressure on them to act are community powered lobbying, marching, and nonviolent civil disobedience. LEARN MORE!
North Carolina DEMOCRACY REFORM AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL IS POSSIBLE TOO!
Learn more about the Freedom to Vote Act.
Take the End Gerrymandering North Carolina Pledge
ACT NOW! Demand that we receive transparent and fair redistricting in NC. We the people have the right to choose political leaders that align with our values!
Protect Voting Rights in North Carolina
Voting should be a basic right in our democracy. Sign this petition to protect the voting rights of all North Carolinians!
North Carolina lawmakers approve new maps
In a mix of votes that were sometimes bipartisan and sometimes fiercely divided along party lines, NC lawmakers haved passed new maps. Analysis from recent election results shows the maps will likely still be Republican-leaning, but less so than the old maps, which could give Democrats more chances to win.
DEMOCRACY NC CELEBRATES NC SUPREME COURT DECISION TO STRIKE DOWN REDISTRICTING MAPS
Earlier this February, the North Carolina Supreme Court voted to strike down state lawmakers’ partisan, gerrymandered redistricting maps that disadvantage Black communities as well as other people of color in order to give themselves a leg up in future elections.