MEDIA ADVISORY – Thursday 9/1 Fair Courts Press Conference in Asheville

MEDIA ADVISORY – Thursday 9/1 Fair Courts Press Conference in Asheville

**TOMORROW: Thursday 9/1 Press Conference**

North Carolina Leaders Demand Judicial Reform

Statewide tour continues in Asheville

Asheville, North Carolina –Tomorrow, September 1st, pro-democracy groups, nonprofit and faith leaders will gather to demand judicial reforms to ensure North Carolina courts are free of partisanship. Under the banner of “Fair Courts NC,” this coalition will be touring the state demanding reforms to restore trust in the state courts. 

Judicial integrity is crucial to ensuring equal protection for all under the law. However, over the past decade, actions by the legislature have increasingly infected our courts with politics and undermined judicial independence. Therefore, Fair Courts NC is launching a public accountability campaign to inform voters about these attacks on judicial independence and propose simple, common-sense reforms to curb partisanship in our courts. Fair Courts NC is calling on elected leaders, candidates, and voters to sign the three-point reform plan, which can be found at

Fair Courts NC statewide campaign tour


  • Jennifer Copeland, Executive Director, NC Council of Churches
  • Melissa Price Kromm, Executive Director, North Carolina Voters for Clean Elections
  • L. Shannon Swimmer, ACLU-NC Board Member; Cherokee Judge

10:00 am, Thursday, September 1st

Buncombe County Courthouse
60 Court Plaza, Asheville, NC 28801


You can also watch the livestream on our Facebook page.
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Eleanore Wood

Digital Director

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