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Voting rights, environmental groups launch North Carolina redistricting tour

Event to highlight connection between voter suppression, environmental destruction

ROCKY MOUNT, NORTH CAROLINA – A coalition of voting rights and environmental organizations are launching a redistricting teach-in tour in eastern North Carolina this weekend. The tour will highlight the connection between environmental destruction, the outsized influence of the fossil fuel industry, and voter suppression.

The tour will also provide an opportunity for citizens to learn how redistricting reform can transform our democratic process so that it works for everyone. The tour will start in Rocky Mount on February 16 and then make a stop in Roanoke Rapids on the 17.

WHAT: Redistricting teach-in tour

WHO: Friends of the Earth – Democracy Campaign, Democracy NC, Center for Biological Diversity – Ignite Change, Common Cause NC, NC League of Women Voters, Southern Coalition for Social Justice

WHEN/WHERE:
Saturday, February 16, 2019                             Sunday, February 17, 2019
11:00 AM – 1:30 PM EST                                     2:00 PM – 4:30 PM EST
Braswell Memorial Library                               The Center for Energy Education
727 North Grace Street                                     460 Airport Road
Rocky Mount, NC 27804                                   Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870

Communications contacts: Erin Jensen, Friends of the Earth: (727) 504-7163, ejensen@foe.org
Jovita Lee, Center for Biological Diversity – Ignite Change: jlee@biologicaldiversity.org
Bryan Warner, Common Cause NC: bwarner@commoncause.org
Jen Jones, Democracy NC: jenjones@democracy-nc.org
Acacia Cadogan, League of Women Voter’s NC: (770) 743-8510, acacia.cadogan@gmail.com

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