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:

FIND OUT HOW, WHERE, AND WHEN TO VOTE IN NORTH CAROLINA

A state-by-state database by Center for Secure and Modern Elections to make sure every eligible voter is able to safely register, vote, and have their voices heard.

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 H.R.1, the For the People Act, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives in March 2019.

Urgent Action

THE NEXT PRESIDENT & CONGRESS MUST ENACT DEMOCRACY REFORM!

Sign your name to show the next administration and Congress that Day 1 is for Democracy. Demand that the For People Act is a first priority of the next administration and Congress.

 

HELP STOP DISINFORMATION ON SOCIAL MEDIA!

Do your part for our democracy today. If you spot any misleading or deceptive posts about voting or democracy reforms on social media report them to the Common Cause Social Media Monitoring team!

 

Success Stories

(Common Cause NC) A Historic Year of Progress in the Fight to End Gerrymandering in NC.

A rather extensive article that could be used to write more than one story. Includes various achievements from 2019 in the way of ending Gerrymandering.

(Democracy NC) DEMOCRACY NC APPLAUDS LAUNCH OF ONLINE VOTER REGISTRATION

The State Board of Elections and N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles announced on March 30th that the N.C. Department of Motor Vehicles’ website would begin offering online voter registration (OVR) to assist voters quarantined at home in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.