CODE RED Redistricting
North Carolina will soon begin drawing new district maps at every level. It is critically important that Communities of Color be involved, as the redistricting process impacts our ability to build and maintain independent political power, and advance the issues that impact our communities daily.
CODE RED, our redistricting education program, offers training and resources to help our community to understand and monitor the redistricting process and become more effective advocates for fair maps.
Session 1: From Census to Redistricting
This session provided grounding in the history of political resistance and resilience among communities of color in NC, and help participants develop an understanding of the importance of the census and redistricting toward the building of political power.
Session 2: Gerrymandering and the Levels of Redistricting
This session expanded participants’ understanding of the implications of the census for the redistricting process at the federal, state and local levels. Participants also learned how the manipulation of district maps—gerrymandering— has been used to dilute political power among communities of color, and the legislative proposals to correct this problem.
Session 3: Intersections of Redistricting
This session explored several critical policy issues facing communities of color and the role the redistricting process plays in solving or exacerbating them. Participants also learned of options to advocate for issue-based redistricting reforms.
Session 4: Redistricting in Practice
This session deepened participants’ understanding of the map-drawing process and provided tools for participants to monitor their local redistricting processes.
CODE RED: Back Porch Conversation
This redistricting cycle, community input will be critical to ensuring fair maps at the county and local levels. In this special session of CODE RED, we heard from Attorney Angus Thompson and Commissioner Leroy Johnson about the ways community organizers, faith leaders, and litigators have worked together in Robeson County and in Mississippi to ensure equitable redistricting processes.
Attorneys, Join the Fight!
We need attorneys to join the fight to maintain fair redistricting maps in North Carolina. If interested, please sign up. After signing up you will receive the scheduled dates and times for our upcoming sessions.
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Raleigh, NC 27611
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Black Power. Black Faith. Social Justice Seminar
July 29 at 9 a.m.
Join the North Carolina Black Alliance and the Faith Engagement team for a virtual summit on building Black political power in North Carolina, and learn how you can help lead your community into an era of liberation.