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February 2021

Redistricting Calendar up in the air

This year’s redistricting calendar? It’s all up in the air!

You’ve probably noticed that 2020 was not a normal year and that 2021 is off to a pretty rocky start, too… The 2021 redistricting calendar, like everything else, is thrown up into the air by the many delays and uncertainties generated by Covid. That’s because the redistricting depends on the 2020 Census data. And that’s been delayed by–you guessed it–COVID. Covid drastically reduced the deployment of Census workers who normally would knock on doors to fill in missing responses, for example. The Census folk up in Washington now have their work cut out for them to produce the most accurate… Read More »This year’s redistricting calendar? It’s all up in the air!

The Fair Counties NC Project Has Launched!

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Fair Counties NC (FCNC) project provides information, tools, and support to enable voters to play a real role in drawing their county commissioner districts. We believe voters should play an active part in drawing the districts, rather than leaving it all in the hands of the commissioners alone. We advocate for greater transparency, openness, and public engagement in the map-drawing process, so voters are truly part of the process. Districts should represent the interests of the voters, not those of their elected officials. A fully participatory process enables voters’ diverse voices to be heard and reflected in how the commission… Read More »The Fair Counties NC Project Has Launched!