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The Continuing Battle Over Redistricting in North Carolina


The Continuing Battle Over Redistricting in North Carolina

Election maps drawn by the North Carolina General Assembly have been the subject of numerous court challenges.  Now, the legislature wants to redraw some of the state’s judicial districts, as well.

At LAF’s November 15th Critical Issues luncheon event, Bob Phillips, the executive director of Common Cause North Carolina, will discuss why his organization– and others – are critical of both plans.  They say it’s not a partisan issue but one of basic fairness.

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Bob Phillips is a native North Carolinian who has worked as a local television journalist, communications director for the Office of Lieutenant Governor, and, since 2001, executive director of Common Cause North Carolina. His work with CCNC helped North Carolina become the first state to pass full judicial public finance reform, to adopt comprehensive lobbying and ethics laws and to become one of the country's highest states in voter participation. In recent years, Phillips has focused on promoting a statewide campaign called End Gerrymandering Now in North Carolina. CCNC is currently partnering with Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy on a project to educate the public on potential reforms. Phillips is a native of Charlotte, has lived in the Triangle for the past 35 years and enjoys spending time in the Blue Ridge mountains and on Ocracoke Island.

TIME:  11:45am – 1:30pm (food service begins at 11:45; program begins at 12:15)
LOCATION: The Country Club of Asheville. (Click link for map)
COST is $25 for LAF members, $30 for all others, payable at the door.  Check or cash only.
Please RSVP to Nancy Williams at 828-250-2353 or events@leadershipashevilleforum.com (email preferred), and specify which event you will be attending.

Later Event: December 6
Holiday Social