Voting rights, environmental groups launch North Carolina redistricting tourEvent 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
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, [email protected]
Jovita Lee, Center for Biological Diversity – Ignite Change: [email protected]
Bryan Warner, Common Cause NC: [email protected]
Jen Jones, Democracy NC: [email protected]
Acacia Cadogan, League of Women Voter’s NC: (770) 743-8510, [email protected]