The districts drawn by NC Republicans, declared unconstitutional more than once, will hopefull be redrawn before the 2020 election. In the mean time we have to make sure people are registered to vote, and that preparations for having PHOTO ID in 2020 are underway. Free photo IDs are available at most DMV locations and at the Board of Elections, but only during M-F business hours, so plan ahead. (Photo ID not needed for 2019 elections.)
All four of our state-wide judicial races went to the Democrats. In particular, we look forward to ANITA EARLS to bring justice to bear on the current unfair districting of North Carolina.
Progressive leaders in Congress and the Millions of Jobs Coalition have announced a massive campaign to create millions of jobs. We're calling for a big public investment in roads, bridges, and 21st century projects, paid for by making Wall Street, giant corporations, and the rich pay their fair share.
The court explains: "61.78% of the population of Rocky Mount was assigned to House District 7, but the lines were drawn such that the district managed to capture almost all of the city’s voting-age African-American population in Nash County: 96.16%."
Our GOP-dominated NC General Assembly will fight changes as long as they can. We need to stand up to them. And to win against gerrymandering, we all have to vote. And DON'T WAIT TILL THE LAST MINUTE TO VOTE because the GOP is trying to make problems for you when you vote.
He voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and replace it with much worse and more expensive insurance in order to pay for tax cuts for the most wealthy Americans.
It doesn't have to be this way! Your district, the 2nd Congressional District, is about evenly divided between Republicans and Democrats. If we get Democrats out to vote in 2018 we can send George Holding home.
Your district in NC has been designated a swing district by SwingLeft.org - visit them to learn more.
My daughter tells me I should say who I am and why I put up this page. This is a picture of me and my son at the Die-In at Duke a while back. He and I live between Chapel Hill and Hillsborough with a couple of donkeys and ten chickens. I am generally a retiring and introverted person, but I'm so horrified by what the Republicans have done lately, I can't sleep, so I'm working to try and change things. I was never a political person before, but since SwingLeft.org identified the second congressional district (your district) as the nearest place where we can be making a difference, I'm trying to help good things happen.
Your district is important. I notice when I go door to door that, though the number of Democrats is approximately equal to the number of Republicans, many Democrats feel alone. The way to combat this feeling is to get involved, to volunteer in some way. Also, precincts (your neighborhood and the other people who all vote where you do) are going to be part of organizing local picnics and events so you can meet like minded people.
I find the machinery of politics overwhelming and thought maybe you do too - so this page is supposed to be a way for you to connect immediately with somebody who'll value your contributions, whatever they may be. If you email or call the folks on this page, somebody local should get back to you within the week - and if they don't, call or write me and I promise I'll find you the right people to talk with. Jane Peppler: call me at 919-606-2122 or email me: Jane@mappamundi.com.