Local Civics 101

The League of Women Voters of Asheville-Buncombe County, Pisgah Legal Services, and Children First/Communities in Schools have joined together to present Civics 101. This series provides an opportunity for any community to learn about the roles and decision-making processes of our local

Supreme Court grants North Carolina Republicans partial victory in gerrymander case

From CNN… A divided Supreme Court tonight handed a partial victory to Republican legislators in North Carolina. The justices granted a request to put on hold state legislative remedial maps in Wake County and Mecklenburg County. Those maps were drawn

Lead Like Lillian

This is the 100 year anniversary of Lilliam Exum Clement‘s service as the first female legislator in NC – something she achieved before women were even allowed to vote! In honor of her, we are encouraging every female candidate in

5 Ways Election Interference Could (And Probably Will) Worsen In 2018 And Beyond

From NPR… f you thought 2016 was bad, just wait for the sequel. Russian election interference seeped into nearly every aspect of the political landscape two years ago, but many experts are wondering whether upcoming U.S. elections could be worse.

Hating Gerrymandering Is Easy. Fixing It Is Harder.

Great article from FiveThirtyEight… s politics in the U.S. has polarized along geographic and racial lines, drawing political maps has become a partisan arms race. Even the smallest decisions about where to draw district boundaries can alter the power dynamic

Top NC court: Lawmakers grabbed governor powers on elections

From the Asheville Citizen-Times… North Carolina’s highest court stepped in Friday to limit the Republican-dominated legislature’s efforts to minimize Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper’s ability to pursue his goals, declaring unconstitutional a law devising a state elections board that hinted at

Join the Women’s March in Asheville

The anniversary women’s march will take place downtown Asheville on January 20, 2018 at 11 am-1 pm. The peaceful SIDEWALK march will start at the Memorial Stadium. It will continue up Biltmore Ave as planned and end around the Vance