Fair Democracy

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The U.S. Constitution in Hillsborough.  Hillsborough was the site of the “Convention of North Carolina” in 1788, a meeting of NC delegates to determine whether to ratify the Constitution. The series of meeting held place at the corner of Churton and Tryon streets, the site of present day Hillsborough Presbyterian Church 

The U.S. Constitution protects our right for fair representation in government and access to voting, right?

Unfortunately, we are living in a time that many basic rights are being eroded — from the inside — by our very own elected officials.

Many public servants are no longer serving the public and are motivated only by power and profit. This type of political wrangling is nothing new, but recently it has been occurring at an alarming rate, with permanent consequences. Hard-fought legislative gains for the rights of the individual are being erased from the books.

 

In NORTH CAROLINA the basic rights of every citizen are NOT being recognized and we are at risk of losing even more ground!

READ: article about North Carolina and access to the democratic process

 

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Brick work from Hillsborough historic site “Ayr Mount”, a Federal-style home (c. 1812) built in the early days of our democracy

 

NOW IS THE TIME TO TAKE ACTION!

all out for fixing democracy

LWV districts

NC redistricting

 How fair is your district? – click to find out!

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 HPTA’s very own gerrymandered district!
The current 4th Congressional District (2016)
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Gerry, the Meadering Cat-Squirrel by Heather Redding 

Read MORE about Gerry, the Meadering Cat-Squirrel!  — click HERE

Gallery Notes:
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How exactly do elected officials draw districts to

give themselves an advantage?

Check out this handy guide that can help

answer your questions about gerrymandering!

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TAKE ACTION by checking out Common Cause NC’s 

petition to END GERRYMANDERING NOW

 Campaign Finance Reform

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Examples of why campaign finance regulations

and well-funded election ethics staffing are essential:

NC Senator Hartsell sentenced for misuse of campaign funds (2017)

CURRENT INVESTIGATION (June 2017) : NC Senator Hise