Entries by Dustin Chicurel-Bayard

Voters Fight Back Against Fraud Accusations

Voters Fight Back Against Fraud Accusations Defamation lawsuit filed in Greensboro, N.C., by voters wrongfully accused of committing voter fraud GREENSBORO, N.C. – Four voters in Guilford County, N.C., have filed a defamation lawsuit against the individual who accused them of voting without being eligible to do so. In the 2016 general election, at least […]

Statement from the Southern Coalition for Social Justice on President Trump’s Immigration Ban Executive Order

The Southern Coalition for Social Justice joins the individuals and organizations across the country and world condemning President Trump’s recent Executive Order, which imposes severe restrictions on entry into the United States from seven Muslim-majority nations, suspends all refugee admissions for 120 days, and bans refugees fleeing violence in Syria until further notice.    We […]

Federal Court Denies State Legislature’s Request to Postpone Drawing Legislative Districts in 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 4, 2017 Federal Court Denies State Legislature’s Request to Postpone Drawing Legislative Districts in 2017 DURHAM – In a unanimous ruling today, a federal court denied the General Assembly’s request to postpone the order requiring new legislative districts to be drawn and elections to be held in 2017. The same court […]

NC Legislative Rewrite Undermines Democratic Principles

Legislative Rewrite of Judicial Elections and Election Board Composition Undermines Democratic Principles SB 4 would usurp executive powers for partisan purposes RALEIGH – State Sens. Rucho, Rabon and Tucker introduced SB 4 just hours after the legislature convened its fourth special session of the year. Among its many provisions, SB 4 appears to: Overhaul the […]

Anita Earls pens Washington Post column

The Washington Post has published a column by Anita Earls, the Southern Coalition for Social Justice’s Executive Director. The column covers how dangerous the rhetoric being used in North Carolina’s election process is and the likely consequences of doing so. Ms. Earls writes: “Despite this, McCrory and other Republican Party officials are engaging in an […]

Federal Court Orders NC Legislature to Draw New State Legislative Districts by March 15, Hold Special Elections in November 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 29, 2016 Federal Court Orders NC Legislature to Draw New State Legislative Districts by March 15, Hold Special Elections in November 2017 DURHAM –  In a unanimous ruling today, a three-judge panel in the United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina ordered the General Assembly to redraw […]

Statement on Police Violence

Statement from the Southern Coalition for Social Justice on Police Violence The Southern Coalition for Social Justice is appalled and outraged by the killing of Keith Lamont Scott by a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer. Unfortunately, the killing of Mr. Scott is not an isolated incident. The killing of African-Americans by police has been, and continues to […]

Southern Coalition for Social Justice Files Data-Driven Partisan Gerrymandering Lawsuit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 22, 2016   Southern Coalition for Social Justice Files Data-Driven Partisan Gerrymandering Lawsuit  Challenge adopts standard for measuring partisan advantage in redistricting   DURHAM, N.C. – The Southern Coalition for Social Justice and the Campaign Legal Center filed a complaint today on behalf of the League of Women Voters of North […]