" . . .why should the customers be charged an additional rate hike to help pay for this cleanup, which should be the responsibility of Duke Energy and its shareholders and was mandated by the General Assembly as Duke Energy’s problem to fix?"
" . . . leadership of the U.S. Congress has decided not to take up either reducing gun violence or immigration reform for the near term. . . . Is it possible our priorities need adjusting?"
The League of Women Voters of North Carolina and four individual LWV-Wake members are plaintiffs in a lawsuit challenging NC House districts.
"As an African American woman, I am concerned with what seems to be a desire by some law makers to turn the clock back to a time when those who looked like me experienced egregious civil inequality by the legal justice system."
" . . . there was a comment made by Sen. Ralph Hise in which he characterized public comments as little more than cut-and-paste astroturf emanating from certain organizations. I found this kind of attitude disrespectful to those of us who take the time to be informed, to attend hearings and to offer our concerns and comments."
Dianna Wynn, representing the League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan organization, was only slightly less blunt in her statement before the House Judicial Redistricting Committee on September 27. Wynn called for the initiation of an in-depth study of judicial redistricting that would take into account “impartial data” such as population size and density, the nature and size of caseloads, and any applicable requirements of the Voting Rights Act.
“We believe that partisan data, such as previous election results or voters’ party affiliations, is irrelevant to any process aimed at maintaining an independent judiciary,” Wynn told the Commission. “Judicial maps should never be motivated by partisan politics, unnecessarily rushed, or largely drawn behind closed doors.”
The League of Women Voters of Wake County sponsored and moderated a Knightdale Candidate Forum on October 5, 2017. The forum was filmed and broadcast by East Wake TV. Watch forum at http://www.ewtv.org/?playlistVideoId=5599962832001.
"Proposal to overhaul maps shifts urban-rural equation” (Sept. 29) shows yet another maneuver of our State Legislature to control North Carolina’s judicial branch of government.
WRAL filmed the Raleigh Candidate Forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Wake County. Watch video of the entire event at http://www.wral.com/news/video/16981051/.
The video that accompanies the story includes LWV-Wake members Dianna Wynn, Cheryl Tung, and Jenny Kotora-Lynch presenting remarks to the NC House Select Committee on Judicial Redistricting.