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LWV of the Piedmont Triad

Community Leaders

Mary Ellen Shiflett, President
Gary Kenton, Vice President
Jane Harris, Vice President
Jean Alsup, Membership Chair

League ID

NC804

Phone

(336) 274-0202

Stories from Around the State

The members of the League of Women Voters of North Carolina celebrated Mother’s Day with heavy hearts. But we are resolved to ensure that all people have equal access to reproductive rights.

March 26th marks the third anniversary of the landmark Rucho v. League of Women Voters of North Carolina (also known as Rucho v. Common Cause) Supreme Court oral arguments. The Supreme Court's ultimate decision, that federal courts cannot make determinations on partisan gerrymandering, would have major consequences for representation across our democracy.

We spoke with Allison Riggs, who was chosen to represent the plaintiffs and argued the case before the Supreme Court. Now, Riggs, who is now co-executive director and chief counsel for the Southern Coalition for Social Justice, gives us her first-hand account of what happened in the courts.

The League of Women Voters of North Carolina (LWVNC), along with partners, asked to intervene in a lawsuit designed to purge eligible voters from the voter rolls in 40 North Carolina counties.  

We all have one issue that we hold dear. In my case, it’s Equal Rights.

A federal judge ruled in the League of Women Voters of North Carolina’s case that the North Carolina State Board of Elections must provide a notice and cure process for absentee ballots marked for rejection.

Attempts to suppress votes through voter purges have led to legal battles.