(Updated March 21, 2023)
Update from Voting Rights Team and CJJ-Durham Member, Marilyn Hartman...
📣 Calls to Action!
In 2023, voting rights and elections are more important than ever. We continue to advocate for voting rights and are starting now to prepare for the local elections coming up this fall and for 2024. We are laser-focused on moving the needle in NC towards social justice by ensuring that everyone has representation in our elected government.
Here is a quick action everyone can take: Tell your Representative and Senator in the NC General Assembly to reject anti-voter Jim Crow 2.0 legislation. Two bills have been filed that create barriers to the ballot and defund our elections. Democracy North Carolina has more information and a form you can use to send your message. Tell your lawmakers that you demand they vote “NO” on Senate Bills 88 (House Bill 304) and 89. Click here to take action!
🗳️ It’s time for voter registration! Volunteer once or keep coming back. Your choice!
Volunteer with You Can Vote around the state at community events, high schools, and more. You Can Vote provides a one-hour VolunteerEmpowerment Training about their approach and to ensure that all volunteers are up to date with registration facts and rules! Click here to register for virtual or in person training and to find Voter Registration events near you.
Join the New Rural Project to combat voter purges. The NC State Board of Elections recently removed over 264,000 people from the state’s voter registration files. Voters who are "purged" are often unaware that this has happened until they try to vote and get turned away. Please help make calls into the New Rural Project’s seven focus counties to make sure voters who have been purged know this has happened and to give them information on how to re-register to vote. Click here to sign up for weekly Thursday evening events, beginning 3/30.
❤️ CJJ thanks you for all your efforts to turn out voters in 2022! To see how we made a difference together, please see our Statewide Voting Rights Workgroup - 2022 Report to the CJJ Community
Stay informed and get connected! Visit our list of trusted resources for ongoing learning and engagement.
To join your local chapter's voting rights working group, please sign up below or contact our local team leaders directly:
- Ron Katz, CJJ-West Democracy Rights Team Leader (also available by phone: 828-768-4559)
- Marilyn Hartman, CJJ-Triangle Voting Rights Team Leader
- Herb Baum, CJJ-Triad Voting Rights Team Leader
- Anywhere else statewide, please contact Debbie Goldstein!
- Abby Lublin, CJJ Executive Director
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