Court Orders New Congressional Maps for NC
Today, a panel of federal judges threw out North Carolina’s congressional district maps for unconstitutional partisan gerrymandering! This is a huge victory for free and fair democracy in North Carolina.
The order instructs the General Assembly to submit new maps to the court in January – and also squarely places blame for the maps on Republican lawmakers.
“Rather than seeking to advance any democratic or constitutional interest, the state legislator responsible for drawing the 2016 Plan said he drew the map to advantage Republican candidates because he “think[s] electing Republicans is better than electing Democrats,” Wynn wrote. “But that is not a choice the Constitution allows legislative mapdrawers to make.” (Read more from WRAL here)
It’s time to get excited about the midterm elections! New congressional maps will make races here in Western NC more competitive, and mean North Carolina could have a serious part to play in taking back the house in 2018 – and we’re going to need your help.
On January 20th, we’re having a Kickoff 2018 fundraising event at the Mission Health Conference Center at AB-Tech. All announced Democratic candidates for Congress running in our districts have been invited! You’ll also hear from candidates for county Commission, Sheriff, NC House and Senate, District Attorney, and Clerk of Court.
Visit buncombedems.org/kickoff18 to find more information and to get your tickets today! If you would rather get tickets offline, just reply to this email and we’ll get you set up.
This is a great opportunity to join with fellow Democrats, hear from candidates, and get ready for the year ahead. We’ll have food, drinks, music, auction items – and lots of great candidates.
I hope you can join us to turn North Carolina blue in 2018!