Bend the Arc on Supreme Court Ruling Striking Down North Carolina Redistricting Maps

Bend the Arc on Supreme Court Ruling Striking Down North Carolina Redistricting Maps

May 22, 2017

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Elliot Levy

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Release Date: Monday, May 22, 2017


New York – Following the Supreme Court's decision to strike down two North Carolina congressional district maps, ruling that the state legislature had engaged in unconstitutional racial gerrymandering, Stosh Cotler, CEO of Bend the Arc Jewish Action, released the following statement:

“The decision by the Supreme Court to strike down these racially discriminatory district maps is a crucial victory for the disenfranchised voters of North Carolina and all those who believe in free, fair and equitable elections. These maps should never have been drawn in the first place. Combined with the Court’s recent decision not to reconsider a series of harsh, racially-motivated voting restrictions also enacted in North Carolina, we have begun to see important progress toward protecting the sacred right to vote in the state.

“But the battle against voter suppression is far from over. From Texas, to Virginia, to North Carolina, voting rights are under assault in this country, and with attacks mounting at both the federal and state levels, we must remain vigilant against any efforts to disenfranchise and discriminate against voters. President Trump’s new commission tasked with addressing non-existent voter fraud, headed by a man who wrote the book on restrictive, needless voter suppression laws, makes clear that his administration is determined to make it more difficult for people—especially people of color and low-income Americans—to exercise their fundamental right to vote. We will continue to speak out against efforts to restrict voting rights and forcefully oppose policies intended to suppress the vote wherever and whenever they arise.”

For more information about Bend the Arc Jewish Action’s work, contact Elliot Levy at [email protected] or 202-800-7409.