U.S. Supreme Court agrees NC lawmakers created illegal congressional district maps in 2011

From the Raleigh News & Observer… The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that North Carolina lawmakers relied too heavily on race when drawing congressional districts in 2011, affirming a lower-court ruling that forced legislators to create new maps last year.

A Jewish Suffragette’s Impact On The South: Remembering Gertrude Weil

From The State of Things… Gertrude Weil spent her life fighting for civil rights in the South. She founded the state’s League of Women Voters and campaigned against lynching and segregation. She cleverly navigated the fault lines that marked politics

Asheville prepares for voter referendum on districts

From the Citizen-Times… In a move that could fundamentally change the way city residents elect their leaders, City Council members Tuesday said they will begin preparing to ask voters if they should split Asheville into electoral districts. In a move