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From The Washington Post: Judges: No delay for new N. Carolina congressional map

By Logan Smith / January 17, 2018 / Comments Off on From The Washington Post: Judges: No delay for new N. Carolina congressional map

A three-judge panel struck down North Carolina’s congressional maps for unconstitutional partisan gerrymanders.  Republican’s in Raleigh seeking to stall yet again asked the court to delay the ruling. Those judges denied Republican’s stall tactics and now they must draw new maps in the next week.  This is why the GOP in North Carolina is trying to…

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From The News & Observer: ‘North Carolina is a test case, y’all.’ Judge joins rally against changes to courts

By Logan Smith / January 11, 2018 / Comments Off on From The News & Observer: ‘North Carolina is a test case, y’all.’ Judge joins rally against changes to courts

Hundreds of people gathered at the North Carolina legislature to demand that lawmakers keep our courts fair and independent.  Since 2013 fourteen of the General Assembly’s unconstitutional laws have been struck down by the courts.  So the politicians want total control in order to make sure their unfair and unconstitutional laws are no longer stopped…

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From WLOS: Silent Voices, Silent Justice protest held in Asheville

By Logan Smith / December 8, 2017 / Comments Off on From WLOS: Silent Voices, Silent Justice protest held in Asheville

It was a cold morning in Asheville but that didn’t stop residents, activists, and lawmakers from standing in front of the Buncombe County Courthouse and speaking out for fair courts in North Carolina. Top legislators in Raleigh want to rig the court system so they can pass unconstitutional voter suppression laws unchallenged. They would like to…

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From The Greensboro News & Record: Critics slam judicial restructuring

By Logan Smith / December 1, 2017 / Comments Off on From The Greensboro News & Record: Critics slam judicial restructuring

The politicians in Raleigh have already tried to rig the system and cheat voters with racial gerrymandering and unconstitutional voting restrictions that were struck down by the courts. The politicians didn’t like the court rulings, so now they’re trying to change the judges to cement their control.  From The Greensboro News & Record: GREENSBORO —…

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Progress NC Action statement on H.B. 656 veto override

By Logan Smith / October 17, 2017 / Comments Off on Progress NC Action statement on H.B. 656 veto override

Progress NC Action released the following statement on Tuesday in response to the House and Senate voting to override Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of House Bill 645, which cancels next year’s primary elections for judicial races: “The Republican-controlled General Assembly’s contempt for democracy and the voters of North Carolina is astounding,” said Gerrick Brenner, executive…

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Trump tax plan doubles down on NC’s misguided tax scheme

By Logan Smith / October 10, 2017 / Comments Off on Trump tax plan doubles down on NC’s misguided tax scheme

Progress NC Action released the following statement on Tuesday in response to Republican congressmen Ted Budd and Mark Walker joining state lawmakers Jon Hardister, Rick Gunn, and Lt. Gov. Dan Forest to tout Donald Trump’s tax plan which would give huge tax cuts to the wealthy at the expense of working families. “It’s no wonder North Carolina Republicans…

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Raleigh News & Observer: He’s the Raleigh man behind the Twitter account outing racists – and ‘I’m not going away’

By Logan Smith / August 15, 2017 / Comments Off on Raleigh News & Observer: He’s the Raleigh man behind the Twitter account outing racists – and ‘I’m not going away’

Logan Smith, Communications Director of Progress NC Action, is the man running the Twitter handle @YesYoureRacist. With the help of his followers, he’s called out several of those who attended the protests in Charlottesville over the weekend.  From Raleigh News & Observer: In the past, Smith’s account has mostly just retweeted people making statements Logan…

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Progress NC Action thanks Thom Tillis

By Logan Smith / August 4, 2017 / Comments Off on Progress NC Action thanks Thom Tillis

Progress NC Action released the following statement on Friday in response to bipartisan legislation introduced by Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Chris Coons (D-DE) that would protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller while he leads an investigation into the Trump campaign’s dealings with Russia: “After Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, we urged North Carolina’s senators to support an…

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Progress NC Action calls on GOP lawmakers to end their War on Democracy

By Logan Smith / August 3, 2017 / Comments Off on Progress NC Action calls on GOP lawmakers to end their War on Democracy

Progress NC Action released the following statement on Thursday regarding the special legislative session beginning today: “This Legislature is unconstitutional, illegitimate and has engaged in a multi-year war on democracy,” said Gerrick Brenner, executive director of Progress NC Action. “Their war started with unconstitutional racial gerrymandering, then moved to unconstitutional schemes to make it harder…

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Statement on court order for new legislative maps

By Logan Smith / August 1, 2017 / Comments Off on Statement on court order for new legislative maps

Progress NC Action released the following statement on Tuesday in response to a three-judge panel’s ruling ordering the General Assembly to draw new maps by the end of August: “Legislative Republicans have run out of excuses for their racially-gerrymandered districts which were always designed to jam as many African-American voters as possible into as few…

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