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LWV-Wake Calls for Action on City of Raleigh Redistricting
Published on: 11/17/2021
The Raleigh City Council is in process of drawing new districts for the 2022 election. Learn more.
LWV-Wake Speaks in Support of Cary's Affordable Housing Plan
Published on: 11/10/2021
At the November 9 Cary Town Council meeting, Cary resident Jeanne Ford expressed the League's support of the Council's plan for affordable housing in the town of Cary.
President Cheryl Tung Advocates for Transparency to Wake County Board of Commissioners
Published on: 11/4/2021
At the October 4 meeting of the Wake Board of Commissioners, LWV-Wake president Cheryl Tung urged transparency and fair process in redistricting the Board's seats.
LWV-Wake Urges Transparent Redistricting at NCGA
Published on: 11/4/2021
LWV-Wake president Cheryl Tung presented the League's recommendations for a transparent process as the NC General Assembly took up map drawing for Congressional, NC Senate, and NC House seats.
LWV-Wake Comments on Raleigh City Council Redistricting
Published on: 11/4/2021
LWV-Wake president Cheryl Tung presented comments to the Raleigh City Council on November 1, 2021 regarding the process adopted for redistricting.
New to Redistricting Blog: Winners of Our Fair Maps Art Contest
Published on: 10/7/2021
Check our redistricting blog for a look at the winning entries in the Redistricting committee's Fair Maps Art Contest. The two Wake County artists speak of the need for fair maps and fair representation.
Letter to the Editor: Redistricting
Laurel Voelker
Published on: 8/24/2021
Published 8/23/2021 in Raleigh News & Observer

Wake County was excluded from the list of 10 proposed public hearing sites for the upcoming round of redistricting. In addition, hearings have only been scheduled prior to maps being released, which prevents the public from providing meaningful feedback on maps once they have been drawn.

Wake is now the largest county in the state and its citizens should have an opportunity to provide public testimony before and after new voting maps are drawn. If the General Assembly is committed to and open and transparent redistricting process, then opportunities for public participation must be broadened to provide more opportunities for citizen participation.

Laurel Voelker,
Redistricting Chair, League of Women Voters of Wake County
Letter to the Editor: NC House Budget
Published on: 8/13/2021
In a letter to the Raleigh News and Observer, LWV-Wake calls for a state budget that is free of articles that limit elections in North Carolina.
LWV-Wake President Cheryl Tung Advocates Transparency in Redistricting at NCGA
Published on: 8/12/2021
The NC General Assembly's Redistricting Committees called for public comment on the criteria to be used for drawing voting maps for the next decade. Cheryl Tung advocated the League's position: the duty of our leaders to conduct their business in the open with public input at every stage.
LWV-Wake President Cheryl Tung speaks on WUNC-FM's Tested Podcast
North Carolina's Republican-led legislature soon will start the decennial redistricting process. One question is, will they look back on a decade's worth of litigation to carve a path towards fairer political maps or to gain as much political advantage as possible before courts take up the inevitable lawsuits?

Host Rusty Jacobs talks with Cheryl Tung of the League of Women Voters of Wake County about the group's Fair Maps Art Contest, and with UNC School of Government Prof. Robert Joyce about redistricting and lessons learned from the past decade's legal battles over North Carolina's voting maps.

Press releases

The League of Women Voters of Wake County Announces Winners of Fair Maps Art
Brittany M Bryan
Published on: 10/4/2021
The League of Women Voters of Wake County is pleased to announce two winners in our Fair Maps Art Contest to raise awareness of redistricting issues in North Carolina. Winners received cash prizes.

Winners:
1st Place: Elizabeth Trefney, of Raleigh – “Real Maps Real Voices”
2nd Place: Anna Podris, of Raleigh – “Democracy is Rooted in Fair Voting Districts”

These original works are inspired by the League’s belief that voting districts—which the legislature will draw this year—should be fair. Those who draw the maps should avoid partisan politics in the process; that process should provide an abundance of transparency and ample opportunities for public input. The contest fits with LWV-Wake’s mission to educate voters and advocate for a healthy democracy by encouraging informed and active participation in government.
Candidate Forum for Wake Forest Mayor and Town Commissioner Sponsored by League of Women Voters
Published on: 9/20/2021
The nonpartisan League of Women Voters of Wake County is pleased to sponsor an important forum for candidates running for Wake Forest mayor and town commissioner. The forum will be on October 3, 2021 at 1 p.m.
LWV-Wake Calls For More Redistricting Public Hearing Sites
Brittany M Bryan
Published on: 8/20/2021
Wake County, the state’s most populous county, was excluded from the list of 10 counties for proposed public hearing sites that was released on Wednesday. In addition, public hearings have only been scheduled prior to maps being drafted with no hearings scheduled after maps have been drawn and released to the public. This prohibits any meaningful feedback from the public on proposed voting maps.
LWV-Wake Supports Free and Fair Elections
Dianna Wynn
Published on: 2/4/2021
League of Women Voters Announces Citizens Advocacy Week on Redistricting

RALEIGH, NC, January 11, 2021 - The League of Women Voters of Wake County today announces a Citizens Advocacy Week to raise awareness for the upcoming round of redistricting. This action is scheduled for the week of January 25th, two weeks after the NC General Assembly reconvenes for the 2021 session.