Press release from Common Cause:
ASHEVILLE – North Carolina’s crucial fight over gerrymandering and voting rights will be in the national spotlight on Wednesday as the U.S. Supreme Court takes up Moore v. Harper, a case from the Tar Heel State being called “the gravest threat to American democracy today.” The outcome could have profound ramifications for Asheville residents as well as for voters around the state and across the country.
On Wednesday, Dec. 7, at 10:00 a.m. in Asheville – the same day that Moore v. Harper is being heard by the U.S. Supreme Court – community members and voting rights advocates will hold a press conference outside Asheville City Hall to highlight why the case is so critical for this city and the state as a whole.
WHAT: “People Over Politics” Press Conference to discuss why the U.S. Supreme Court case of Moore v. Harper from North Carolina matters and how the outcome could impact Asheville voters
WHEN: Wednesday, Dec. 7, at 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: The press conference will be held outside Asheville City Hall (70 Court Plaza, Asheville – see map)
WHO: Speakers will include:
Bob Phillips, executive director of Common Cause North Carolina, an organization that is a respondent in the case of Moore v. Harper
Jake Quinn, chair of the Buncombe County Board of Elections
Bill Sederburg, Buncombe County resident and State Advisory Board member with Common Cause North Carolina
Suzanne Fisher, League of Women Voters of Asheville-Buncombe
WHY NOW: Moore v. Harper is being closely watched nationally as North Carolina’s legislative leaders are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to give them unprecedented, absolute power over federal elections in our state. If the politicians pushing Moore v. Harper get their way, the General Assembly could rig voting maps, undermine votes and manipulate elections. The case could have profound ramifications for democracy not only in North Carolina, but across the nation.