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Democracy Coalition Follows Gov. Cooper in Calling for Independent Redistricting Commission

Following comments from Governor Cooper about the need for an independent redistricting commission to secure equitable voting throughout North Carolina, a diverse group of people and organizations that reflect the state’s demographics are pushing for elected officials to meet Cooper’s call. Read More

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Historic Confirmation Is A Win for Communities and the Climate

Judge Jackson's confirmation is an important step in putting underrepresented, progressive voices front and center for people and the planet. Read More

Biden Build Back Better split must be fought

Today President Biden announced his support for splitting the Build Back Better Act into several smaller bills in order to allow the climate provisions to pass through the Senate sooner than the education, healthcare and welfare provisions. Read More

Friends of the Earth applauds introduction of democracy reform bill in Senate, urges Congress to pass the For the People Act

The For the People Act (S1) is a once-in-a-generation, landmark bill that will repair our damaged political system, which has prevented our country from tackling critical threats such as climate change and ecosystem collapse. Read More

Friends of the Earth applauds House passage of HR 1, urges Senate to follow suit

The House of Representatives today passed HR1, the For the People Act, a landmark democracy reform bill that would expand and protect voting rights for all, end partisan and racial gerrymandering, get dark money out of politics, and restore transparency and accountability in our government. Read More

Gerrymandered maps unconstitutional, North Carolina judges rule

In a historic ruling handed down yesterday, a panel of three judges struck down legislative maps drawn by Republican lawmakers in North Carolina. Read More

North Carolina senators propose citizen-led redistricting commission to end gerrymandering, restore election justice

The bill, North Carolina Citizens Redistricting Commission Act, will create a gold standard for reforming the current redistricting process and reining in a system that allows North Carolina lawmakers to hand-pick their voters. Read More

Tuesday Press Conference: Lawmakers Propose Citizen-Led Redistricting Commission to End Gerrymandering in North Carolina

North Carolina state senators and redistricting reform advocates on Tuesday will introduce legislation aimed at transforming the state’s voting maps, placing citizens at the center of the redistricting process. Read More

For the People: In a Victory for Democracy, U.S. House Passes HR 1

This visionary bill can change the course of discussion of equal representation. Establishing independent redistricting commissions, mandating the disclosure of all campaign donors and making it harder to purge voter rolls — this is what democracy needs to strive for. Read More

Voting rights, environmental groups launch North Carolina redistricting tour

A coalition of voting rights and environmental organizations are launching a redistricting teach-in tour in eastern North Carolina this weekend. Read More