Today Lincoln Brigade voters met with Representative Jon Hardister, Republican Majority Whip of the NC House. Rep. Hardister is one of for primary sponsors of a bill to establish an independent redistricting commission within the NC General Assembly. The bill is HB200 and you can follow it's progress at: http://ncleg.net/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2017&BillID=h200&submitButton=Go
A phone call or a letter to Rep. Hardister will let him know his support is growing. He will also let his colleagues know that support for fair districts also means support from committed voters!
We had an in-depth conversation about the challenges facing a legislator who takes a stand against their own party to support fair districts. Every elected official needs to win both a primary election and the general election. A gerrymandered district might be safe in November. But if a Representative loses the support of their party, they might face a challenge in their own primary.
The Lincoln Brigades is ready to both support our friends who support fair districts, and to challenge those who oppose democracy. We are proud to support a brave legislators like Rep. Hardister,