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NC Black Leadership Caucus

The US Constitution

The Library of Congress

The Congressional Black Caucus

NC State Board of Elections

Eastern North Carolina Civic Group

Durham Committee of the Affairs of Black People

Facing South

NC Legislative Black Caucus

National Black Leadership Conference (New Hanover County, Chapter)

Alliance of NC Black Elected Officials

African American Caucus of NC Democratic Party

Raleigh Wake Citizens Association

NAACP North Carolina

Brennan Center for Justice

Democracy North Carolina

Charlotte Mecklenburg Chapter NC Black Leadership Caucus

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Get Out The Vote: How to Increase Voter Turnout

How to Win a Local Election

The Campaign Manager: Running and Winning Local Elections

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First Vote NC Offers Free Curriculum and Local Election Simulation

First Vote NC aims to change the state of young voters in North Carolina. First Vote NC’s mission is to engage young people in the democratic process by conducting simulation elections in high schools across North Carolina.

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Five Questions With Professor Valerie Johnson, Weighs in on Monuments Law, Free Speech

She is also one of only two Black members of the 17-member North Carolina Historical Commission, which must approve any proposed removal, relocation, or alteration of historical monuments

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The Republican Power Plays at the Heart of N.C. Politics

There’s the ongoing imbroglio with the elections board, as well as lawsuits challenging the legislature’s decisions to block Cooper from appointing Court of Appeals judges and members of the N.C. Industrial Commission.

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Joining Fellow Citizens in Protest or Peaceful Assembly Critical to Functioning Democracy

But it is also unfortunately true that governments and police can violate this right – through the use of mass arrests, illegal use of force, criminalization of protest, and other means intended to thwart free public expression.

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Major Reform, 2020 Iowa Caucuses to Include Absentee Voting, Public Vote Totals

A Democratic National Committee panel known as the Unity Reform Commission set those changes into motion during a meeting here on Saturday, clearing the way for perhaps the most significant changes to the Iowa caucuses.

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North Carolina: Redistricting Expert Says No ‘Racial Targeting’ in Map Fixes

The expert who federal judges asked to redraw some North Carolina House and Senate district lines defended his final recommendations Friday, rejecting Republican arguments …

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Restoration of Voting Rights for Felons: A State-By-State Policy Choice

It has been common practice in the United States to make felons ineligible to vote, in some cases permanently. Over the last few decades, the general trend has been toward reinstating the right to vote at some point, although this is a state-by-state policy choice.

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Special Master Releases Final Recommendations in NC Racial Gerrymandering Case

Special Master tasked with reviewing the North Carolina’s 2017 redistricting plan, submitted a final set of recommendations to the federal Middle District Court of North Carolina earlier today.

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Election Protection: Help for Voters, Don’t Be Misled, or Turned Away at the Polls

Some voters are misled, or get turned away at the polls. Sometimes the cause is a lack of good information; sometimes political groups purposefully deceive people they don’t want to vote – it has happened in North Carolina …

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