Marcia Morey

Rep. Marcia Morey discusses sports wagering, repeal of the state’s pistol permit system

BY: - April 10, 2023

State Rep. Marcia Morey of Durham County provides an update on the events at the General Assembly – including the disturbing votes to repeal the state’s pistol permit system and introduce online sports gambling to the state.

“Parents’ Bill of Rights,” targeting LGBTQ kids, is full of wrongs, opponents say

BY: and - June 2, 2022

On Wednesday night, after the state Senate voted to approve House Bill 755, the “Parents’ Bill of Rights,” State Rep. Cecil Brockman sounded exhausted. “I can’t believe this is what we’re talking about right now in our short session,” said Brockman, a Guilford County Democrat and vice-chair of the house standing committee on K-12 education. […]

NC House Democrats to file petitions to discuss gun control bills that stalled

BY: - September 9, 2021

At a press conference Thursday, four North Carolina House Democrats announced their plans to file petitions to discharge, or to directly bring two bills onto the House floor, for discussion next week. The two bills would introduce a system to temporarily restrict access to firearms and to require a purchase permit for long guns. They […]

NC legislators don’t want children as young as six to have to face judges in court

BY: - March 31, 2021

North Carolina law allows children as young as six years old with criminal complaints against them to go before judges in juvenile court and face the possibility of being labeled delinquents. Legislators say six is too young for a child to face juvenile court proceedings. Bills with bipartisan support moving through the legislature would raise […]


State lawmaker provides starting list of necessary police reforms

BY: - June 8, 2020

Be sure to check out the featured op-ed this morning on by Durham State Representative (and former Chief District Court Judge) Marcia Morey. The piece started out as a letter Morey sent to her Durham constituents, but the contents are a “must read” for all North Carolinians — particularly Morey’s colleagues in the General […]

After “A Decade Without a Raise” workers, elected officials call for raising minimum wage

BY: - July 26, 2019

Dayosha Davis works in fast food, lives in public housing in Durham and struggles to provide for her two children. Child care starts at $250 a week, she said, which is difficult to afford on the $7.25 an hour minimum wage. “Last year I enrolled my daughter in pre-school,” Davis said. “And I had to […]

New bill seeks “red flag” court orders to prevent gun violence, suicide

BY: - March 26, 2019

Over her 18 years as a district court judge, State Rep. Marcia Morey (D-Durham) heard the same sad story a number of times in the wake of gun violence. “I heard cases where witnesses testified they knew something bad was going to happen,” Morey said at a press conference Tuesday. “It could have been prevented.” […]

After Parkland, N.C. Democratic lawmakers call for package of gun reforms

BY: - March 19, 2018

More than a month after a gunman killed 17 in a Florida high school, several North Carolina Democrats called on state lawmakers Monday to pass a package of gun reforms that’s expected to include an expansion of background checks, raising the age for purchasing assault weapons, a ban on bump stocks and additional funding for […]

Durham judge hopes to take voices of the people to General Assembly as new lawmaker

BY: - April 6, 2017

Durham County Chief District Judge Marcia Morey became unemployed as of 5 p.m. Wednesday. It didn’t last long. The General Assembly officially appointed her today to fill the late Rep. Paul Luebke’s seat in the House and she will be sworn at 1 p.m. tomorrow at the Durham County Courthouse. Her first day at the legislature will […]