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How YOU can help the League of Women Voters of North Carolina get fair maps:

  • Endorse the 5 principles (under Get Involved) and get several of your friends to endorse, too! 

  • Request a speaker (under Events/Speaker): The League of Women Voters of North Carolina promises an engaging, educational presentation, customized to your group. We've made more than 100 presentations across NC. We're presenting virtually and can set it up for you! 

  • Let your legislators know that you want redistricting reform and that you support the FAIR MAPS ACT (House Bill 437)

  • Volunteer with League of Women Voters of NC:  help inform your neighbors about how gerrymandering threatens our democracy and how we can end it or join our county teams.

About 30 of NC's 100 county boards of commissioners will redraw their districts this year. Is your county one of them? Find out more about county redistricting (and why it really matters!) at our new sister website, Fair Counties NC. Click the link to the right to learn more. 

Update on redistricting in North Carolina

Updated July 2021: 

  • Sign up for Aug. 2 & 3's CROWD Academy, an important and free opportunity for you to learn how to be an advocate for redistricting reform in your own community. Learn more here

  • Watch our June 30 webinar, titled "Speak Out for Fair Districts: Finding Opportunities, Using the Right Tools, Sending the Right Message."

  • Thanks to everyone who joined us for the League of Women Voter's National Day of Action on redistricting! We had more than 160 people sign up and additional partners from organizations such as the NAACP and Tuesdays with Tillis who signed on to encourage our legislators to pass legislation in time for this year's redrawing. 

  • Legislation has been introduced--now we need to get it heard! You can read all about the bills proposed on our handy summary here

  • Need a quick refresher on redistricting and gerrymandering to get ready for the 2021 redrawing? The League of Women Voters of NC recorded four short videos that will bring you up to speed. You can find them all here.​​

  • Recent webinars on our YouTube site:  

    • March webinar: We had an enlightening conversation with Professor Irving Joyner of NCCU about the history of the local struggle in North Carolina towns and counties to remove discriminatory electoral systems. Recording here.

    • February webinarWe hosted two NC nonprofit leaders to discuss organizing our state's grassroots for the 2021 redrawing. Tomas Lopez, head of Democracy NC, and La'Meshia Whittington of the Black Alliance and Advance Carolina explored how citizens can make a difference in the fight for fair maps. Recording here.

    • January webinarWe talked with Representable's Outreach Director, NC's own Mikala Parnell, about how to draw your community online and capture important information about what matters to you and your neighbors. Get ready to defend your community's shared interests when the redrawing starts (probably in August!). Recording here.

  • Redistricting Year is finally here--Redrawing expected to start in August! The 2020 Census data will be delayed until September, BUT it looks like NC's legislature plans to start redrawing with data that Census is releasing in August. The legislature is currently considering a bill (S722) to get municipal redrawing done in time for the 2021 election (or allow cities to delay their elections). The draft bill also allows some cities to change their district structure--the funny business is already starting!  

  • The legislature is back and the redistricting committees have been named. Find committee links here for the House and Senate (Joint Congressional Redistricting Comm. coming soon). This is a great time to contact your legislators and tell them you want fair maps! Find them here (and enjoy NC's pretty gerrymanders from last year).

  • Join our coalition to help prevent another decade of gerrymandering. See our other organizational members here. The key requirement to become an organizational member:  endorse our 5 principles for reasonable redistricting reform--a common sense solution to gerrymandering

 See how Gerrymandering Works--Great 2-minute video   

How do they do it??
This 2-minute video is the clearest explanation yet!

From the inspiring redistricting movie, Line in the Street. See it on Vimeo here.