Volume 16, Number 7
The North Carolina General Assembly has cancelled primary elections for judges this year and has been debating plans to either reconfigure (gerrymander) judicial districts or just do away with judicial elections altogether and appoint political friends to the bench.
There is substantial pushback to those plans. The Wake Forest Fair Courts Town Hall-style meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, at the Wake Forest Town Hall on Brooks Street. The meeting will be in the ground floor meeting room best reached from South Taylor Street is hosted by Democracy North Carolina, the NC NAACP, NC Voters for Clean Elections, Progress NC and You Can Vote.
Local legislators and experts have been invited to address community concerns about our judicial elections. The organizers say, “We’ll provide the latest ways to help you fight back for fair courts.”
The 90-minute meeting is free and open to all but you are invited to RSVP to https://org2.salsalabs.com/o/6601/p/salsa/event/common/public/attendTellafriend.sjs?event_KEY=87376. You can also use the short link, www.demnc.co/fairwakeforest or use Facebook, https://business.facebook.com/events/192641074655220/.