Subject: Voter Engagement Project: Voting at HBCU Could Drop 30 Percent

 
Voter Engagement Project for December 5, 2017
 
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A Real Belief in Equal Access to Opportunity: Congressman G. K. Butterfield
 
 

Congressman Butterfield is honored to call the First District of North Carolina home. Congressman G. K. Butterfield believes that if you work hard and play by the rules you deserve a fair shot at achieving the American Dream.

But for many Americans, this dream seems out of reach. Too many North Carolinians are struggling to make ends meet. That is why Congressman Butterfield is working to expand opportunity to all Americans and ensure the poor and middle class have a seat at the decision making table. From the courts to Congress, G. K. Butterfield has always fought for equality of opportunity. Serving more than 733,000 residents. North Carolina’s First Congressional District is located in the northeastern corridor of the state and spans as far west to the city of Durham. It is comprised of all or part of 14 counties.

 
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North Carolina Redistricting Expert Says No ‘Racial Targeting’ in Map
 
The expert who federal judges asked to redraw some North Carolina House and Senate district lines defended his final recommendations Friday, rejecting Republican arguments …
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Restoration of Voting Rights for Felons: A State-By-State Policy Choice
 
It has been common practice in the United States to make felons ineligible to vote, in some cases permanently. Over the last few decades, the general trend has been toward reinstating the right to vote at some point ...
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Special Master's Final Recommendations in North Carolina Racial Gerrymandering Case
 
Special Master tasked with reviewing the North Carolina’s 2017 redistricting plan, submitted a final set of recommendations to the federal Middle District Court of North Carolina earlier today.
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Election Protection: Help for Voters, Don’t Be Misled, or Turned Away at the Polls
 
Some voters are misled, or get turned away at the polls. Sometimes the cause is a lack of good information; sometimes political groups purposefully deceive people they don’t want to vote – it has happened in North Carolina …
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Voting at Black Colleges Could Drop 30 Percent, Can Dems Fix the Apathy?
 
Voter turnout among the estimated 300,000 students at HBCUs fell nearly 11 percent from 2012 to 2016, according to a national survey by the Institute for Democracy & Higher Education at Tufts University.
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Who Didn’t Vote in Virginia?
 
Democrats won the Governorship by almost 9% and picked up 15, maybe 15+ seats in the State’s House of Delegates (our State House). Four races are subject to a recount. In one recount the Democrat is very likely the ultimate winner.
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