About Fair Districts NC
Falling under the League of Women Voters of North Carolina umbrella, Fair Districts NC is a statewide campaign working to educate and mobilize North Carolinians to introduce a citizen-led process to draw our electoral districts and end gerrymandering in our state.
Our aim is to achieve redistricting reform in time for the 2021 redrawing, when all Congressional and state legislative districts will be redrawn following the 2020 Census.
Fair Districts advocates a citizens' commission as the best way to draw our districts, recognizing that having politicians draw their own districts creates a conflict of interest and leads to rigged districts, whichever party is in power.
Our approach is based on the “5 principles of reasonable redistricting reform” for a citizens' redistricting commission, including how commissioners would be selected, how the commission would work, and what rules it would follow in drawing the district maps.
Fair Districts NC is a campaign rather than a formal organization. All of its programs are strictly nonpartisan. It neither advocates for nor oppose any candidate for public office or party.
The League of Women Voters of North Carolina leads the effort to build and manage Fair Districts NC and its activities.
Fair Districts NC is supported in part by People-Powered Fair Maps (tm), a program of the League of Women Voters of the United States, and the LWVUS Education Fund.
Our coalition partners:
Fair Districts NC welcomes
North Carolina residents and organizations
to JOIN OUR COALITION!
There is only one requirement:
Individuals can endorse the 5 principles by filling out this form. and organizations are welcome to join Fair Districts NC by endorsing the 5 Principles for a citizens' commission online or by downloading and sending in the individual or organizational endorsement form. More than 1500 North Carolinians have endorsed the 5 Principles to date.
Organizations that endorse the 5 principles become members of the coalition. Please contact us at FairDistrictsNC.org to request the organizational form.
The following have endorsed the 5 Principles and are therefore members of Fair Districts NC (in alphabetical order):
Carolina Jews for Justice
Church Women United of NC
League of Women Voters of NC
Libertarian Party of NC
NAACP of NC
NC Council of Churches
Take Back Our Republic
Chapters and local organizations:
LWV: Dare County, Piedmont Triad
Libertarian Party: Durham County, Orange County, and Wake County
NAACP chapters: Brunswick,
Duplin, and Rockingham Counties, Chapel-Hill Carrboro, and Fayetteville