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Over the last four weeks, hundreds of North Carolinians have packed 13 public redistricting hearings held by the NC Legislature’s Joint Redistricting Committee. Attending these hearings was not easy for many North Carolinians. Although our state is experiencing a surge in COVID-19 cases, lawmakers did not provide a way for the public to participate in hearings remotely. There were also no guarantees of social distancing or personal protective equipment at in-person hearings. Hearings were held at only 13 locations across the state. This is compared to 63 public hearing sites that were offered in 2011. All hearings were held on weekdays, with some beginning as early as 3:00 p.m. — a time when many North Carolinians are working, caregiving, or in school.
Our NC Counts Coalition Redistricting Toolkit connects you to various tools and resources from across the State, with links to resources and educational tools so you can become engaged and stay informed during the North Carolina redistricting process. These resources include: the NC Redistricting Communications and Mobilization toolkit; analysis of draft maps from Common Cause NC and the Princeton Gerrymandering Project; links to draft-maps from the NC General Assembly; a running list of Public Comments submitted through the NCGA portal; and various letters from organizations and partners in support of a fair and transparent redistricting process.
This press memo is intended to provide supplemental information and resources on North Carolina’s Redistricting process following the Oct. 25 and Oct. 26 Public Hearings on proposed Congressional and state maps. Draft maps were released to the public on Oct. 20 by the North Carolina General Assembly, allowing only five days for the public to properly analyze maps and provide comments. As of this writing, N.C. House maps are still being drafted, yet to be fully released to the public. No additional public hearings have been scheduled.
Although state lawmakers have quashed any hopes that anti-gerrymandering activists had of politicians giving up their control of political map making in North Carolina this decade, they have promised similar levels of transparency as in 2019.
North Carolina grew by 9.5 percent over the last decade, outpacing the national average of 7.4 percent, according to 2020 census data released Thursday.The state, now home to 10.4 million people, is more racially diverse.
The U.S. Census Bureau just released the first look at the results from the 2020 Census. North Carolina’s official population in the 2020 Census was 10,439,388*. This is an increase of 903,905 or 9.5% since 2010. North Carolina had the 6th largest increase among the states and was the 15th fastest-growing state.
RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- The best picture of America isn't found on Google; it's in the U.S. Census.The latest iteration of the decennial project, however, continues to be held up as analysts play catch-up on the massive data operation that was also affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
October 14, 2020 – On Tuesday afternoon, the Supreme Court of the United States issued an order allowing the current administration to end the 2020 Census count. Data collection for the 2020 Census will end tomorrow, October 15, 2020.
President Trump released a memorandum Tuesday that calls for an unprecedented change to the constitutionally mandated count of every person living in the country - the exclusion of unauthorized immigrants from the numbers used to divide up seats in Congress among the states. The memo instructs Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, who oversees the Commerce Department, to include in the legally required report of census results to the president "information permitting the President, to the extent practicable" to leave out the number of immigrants living in the U.S. without authorization from the apportionment count.
The U.S. Census Bureau is ending all counting efforts for the 2020 census on Sept. 30, a month sooner than previously announced, the bureau's director confirmed Monday in a statement. That includes critical door-knocking efforts and collecting responses online, over the phone and by mail. The latest updates to the bureau's plans are part of efforts to "accelerate the completion of data collection and apportionment counts by our statutory deadline of December 31, 2020, as required by law and directed by the Secretary of Commerce" who oversees the bureau, Director Steven Dillingham said in the written statement posted on the bureau's website.