Progress NC Action calls on GOP lawmakers to end their War on Democracy
Progress NC Action released the following statement on Thursday regarding the special legislative session beginning today:
"This Legislature is unconstitutional, illegitimate and has engaged in a multi-year war on democracy,” said Gerrick Brenner, executive director of Progress NC Action. “Their war started with unconstitutional racial gerrymandering, then moved to unconstitutional schemes to make it harder for people to vote, and is now engaged in schemes to politicize our independent courts by gerrymandering judge districts and packing the state Supreme Court. We call on the unconstitutional legislature to abandon any schemes to change voting laws or judicial elections until this legislature is itself constitutional and legitimized by elections in November of 2018, which should be based on fair maps which don't discriminate against people of color."