LCV Statement on North Carolina Supreme Court Decision to Overturn Partisan Redistricting Maps

Mika Hyer, mhyer@lcv.org, 940-783-2230

Washington, D.C. – In response to the North Carolina League of Conservation Voters’ Friday evening victory in the decision by the North Carolina Supreme Court to overturn the state’s partisan redistricting maps, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) issued the following statement from Voting Rights Program Manager Diana Youssef Faraj:

“LCV is thrilled that the North Carolina Supreme Court made the just and fair decision on Friday to overturn partisan maps that misrepresent communities and dilute the voices of voters. The vast majority of communities and voters across the aisle in both urban and rural communities support environmental protections and care about the state of their land, air, and water. Voters should be choosing their elected officials, not the other way around. We know that we can’t have a healthy environment without a healthy democracy, and North Carolinians deserve to elect leaders who will represent their concerns.”

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NCLCV Statement on North Carolina Supreme Court Decision to Overturn Partisan Redistricting Maps 

Raleigh, N.C. — On Friday, in response to the North Carolina Supreme Court decision to overturn the state’s partisan redistricting maps, the North Carolina League of Conservation Voters sent the following statement from NCLCV Executive Director Carrie Clark:

“Today the Supreme Court ruled that our state constitution guarantees North Carolinians the right to elect their leaders in free and fair elections, something the General Assembly denied them when they drew their unconstitutional gerrymandered maps. This is the justice we sought when we filed this lawsuit. With new, constitutional maps, North Carolinians will have a fighting chance to elect a government that fulfills their desire for environmental justice and climate action.”

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