WILL THE FEDERAL COURT ACCEPT NEW REDISTRICTING MAPS?

August 23, 2017 Mary Thatch 0

“My initial impression of the maps is that they’re up to the same shenanigans they were up to before the court slapped them on the wrist. So now, maybe the court will smack ‘em upside the head and they’ll get the message more clearly,” Senate Minority Leader Dan Blue told Spectrum News Monday. […]

CHARLOTTESVILLE CAN HAPPEN HERE, SAY RELIGIOUS LEADERS

August 16, 2017 Mary Thatch 0

But some Black religious and social justice leaders, like Bishop William Barber, President of the NC NAACP, say statements of racist outrage from Republican leaders about Charlottesville ring hollow when the policies of these same NCGOP congress people against the interests of African-Americans are taken into account. […]

A NEW VOTER SUPPRESSION BILL IS COMING!

August 2, 2017 Mary Thatch 0

“They’ve also been threatening for months to revive provisions of the 2013 Monster Voting Law, including a new photo ID bill that will target certain North Carolinians, harm eligible voters, and trigger more costly litigation.”–BOB HALL, Executive Director of Democracy North Carolina […]

SENATE WANTED TO GUT FUNDING FOR NC AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMISSION

July 13, 2017 Mary Thatch 0

“While funding for the monument was a priority for the Legislative Black Caucus, we were not successful in securing funding this cycle. Instead, we were relegated to fighting to continue the staffing for the African American Heritage Commission, which was cut in the Senate Budget and restored in the House Budget and the final conference report.”–Senator Angela Bryant […]

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