Common Cause, Democracy NC, NC Council of Churches and NAACP are hosting this day of action to protest partisan control over the courts.
Think our judges should be fair, independent, and removed from politics? Top state lawmakers are trying to gain partisan control over the courts and rig the system in their favor. First, they canceled primary elections for judges, and now the politicians are planning to return in January 2018 to cancel judicial elections altogether and simply appoint their political friends to fill the bench.
It’s time to hold them accountable. The NCGA will be back in session on January 10th and we will be there!
At 11 a.m. on Bicentennial Plaza (1 E. Edenton St, Raleigh, across from the legislative building) is a media event meant to expose the latest legislative attacks on state’s courts.
At noon, inside the N.C. General Assembly (16 W Jones St., Raleigh), experts will lead a lunchtime teach-in on how legislative leaders’ back-door schemes could impact residents’ ability to vote for judges, and discuss ways to show opposition. A box lunch will be provided to participants.
After lunch, participants will have the opportunity to engage lawmakers, impact the legislative process, and rally throughout the afternoon until 5 p.m. alongside other North Carolinians who care about fair courts in 2018.
Need a ride from Asheville?