N.C. rally for non-partisan redistricting

Greensboro News & Record — Mayor Nancy Vaughan joined activists from across the city on Monday in urging an end to statewide redistricting under the control of any one political party.

At a news conference outside the federal courthouse on West Market Street, the mayor praised Guilford County legislators of both parties “who have come out and taken a really strong stand against gerrymandering,” which is the term for legislative lines drawn specifically to favor whichever party is in power at the time.

“The issue of gerrymandering does not belong to any one party,” she said. “We are spending too much money defending unconstitutional races.”

The press conference was hosted by the nonpartisan group, Common Cause North Carolina, on a day when its leaders expected to be heading to trial in U.S. District Court for North Carolina’s middle district.

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