As many of you know, PoliticaNC has considers Democracy NC to be one of our stronger partners and we have partnered with them in a variety of ways. We were thrilled to receive the following update on their search for a replacement for Bob Hall stalwart of transparency and accountability in government and all round incredible guy.
“Tomas comes to Democracy North Carolina from the nationally renowned Brennan Center for Justice at the New York University School of Law, a nonpartisan law and policy institute that seeks to improve our systems of democracy and justice. He currently serves as counsel to Brennan’s Democracy Program — researching, advocating and litigating voting rights and elections issues in the South and around the country.
A graduate of Duke University and Yale Law School, Lopez previously worked as an immigrant rights lawyer with the Southern Poverty Law Center in Alabama and with the Bacon Immigration Law and Policy Program at the University of Arizona. In these roles, he partnered with attorneys, organizers, and advocates to advance litigation and outreach agendas.”
Stronger NC, one of our partners in effecting political change in NC, has as its mission making advocacy and activism easy, to help those fighting for social justice, women’s rights and government responsibility, using action to create change, building upon the momentum of the Woman’s March and release of Indivisible. Ensuring equality for all in North Carolina. They have a content-rich website and provide well researched, excellent resources to tackle a range of issues. Their most recent publication is Fair Elections for North Carolina. Use this toolkit to learn about fair elections, the new forms of voter suppression in North Carolina, and ways to improve and upgrade our voting system in order to maintain election integrity and ensure a fair and equitable election process.
Stronger NC is making advocacy and activism easy, to help those fighting for social justice, women’s rights and government responsibility, using action to create change, building upon the momentum of the Woman’s March and release of Indivisible. Ensuring equality for all in North Carolina. strongernc.org
On October 9, Mark Ezzell, mentor of many a Politica, was named Chair of the Wake Board of Elections. Though his tenure may be short, his legacy will be deep. He has been a voice of reason and broad representation on the Wake County BoE during his terms. Congratulations, Mark!