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Take Politics Out Of Redistricting


Last updated 4/27/2020 at 11:46am

I’d like to address an issue that, while political, goes beyond partisan politics, namely gerrymandering. This means the drawing of political districts in such a way as to give advantage to one party. Over the years, both sides have used gerrymandering to stay in power. North Carolina is one of the most gerrymandered states in the country.

The 2020 census will result in redrawing districts. Now is the time to address this issue that is harming our democracy. North Carolina has the opportunity now to pass legislation that will result in fair redistricting. We need an independent commission that has specific criteria for drawing fair districts; one that has the potential for bipartisan support.

Please appeal to your representatives to support this approach. The future of our democracy is at stake and now is the time to take action.

Barb Jackson



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