Sen. Rachel Hunt on the abortion ban and a troubling path Republicans are paving for public schools

BY: - May 22, 2023

This past week at the NC General Assembly saw the final enactment of a deeply controversial ban on abortion care as well as the state Senate’s version of a new two-year state budget. Unfortunately, despite the scope, importance and controversial nature of these bills, the opportunities for real input from senators and representatives – especially […]

State Board of Elections director Karen Brinson Bell on important changes coming to NC elections

BY: - May 22, 2023

A trio of rulings handed down by the Republican majority of the North Carolina Supreme Court will soon bring some big and important changes to the state’s elections. Not only will a photo ID now be required for all who cast ballots – even by mail – but thousands of formerly incarcerated people who regained […]

ACLU of NC Senior Policy Counsel Liz Barber on how SB20 would actually impact reproductive rights

BY: - May 15, 2023

In a sudden move that largely threw traditional legislative processes to the wind, the Republican majority of the North Carolina General Assembly passed a far-reaching bill recently that would erect large and burdensome roadblocks from the moment of conception for patients seeking abortion care. On the day following the final vote, NC Newsline caught up […]