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Our Democracy Is Under Attack In NC – Gerrymandering

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Mohammed for North Carolina

Our Democracy Is Under Attack in North Carolina – Gerrymandering

2/7/18

Charlotte, NC. – The fight for families in Senate District 38 just made its way to the United States Supreme Court.

Because of the reckless Republican Agenda being implemented in Raleigh, our families must now vote in another election with unconstitutional districts.

“As a Public Interest Attorney, I couldn’t be more disappointed in our state legislature in their quest to diminish the votes of racial and political minorities in this state and particularly in Charlotte-Mecklenburg, our democracy is under attack.” Mohammed said.

While we applaud Chief Justice Roberts for accepting the Special Master’s Maps for the challenged districts, our campaign remains concerned with the partial stay that negatively impacts voters in Mecklenburg County.

Time after time, Republicans have timed their legislation and subsequent litigation to their advantage and created electoral chaos in the process.

“The General Assembly goes into session today. We can solve this problem because the solution is simple. We need independent redistricting in North Carolina.”

Mohammed continued, “Right now, politicians are drawing their lines, picking their voters, and protecting their friends. We need to create an Independent Redistricting Commission so that voters can choose their elected officials.”

We are less than a week from candidate filing and our voters deserve clarity and peace of mind.

Mohammed stated today, “I call on the General Assembly to fix what they have broken while they are in session this week.”

Mujtaba Mohammed is a Democratic candidate for North Carolina State Senate District 38. Prior to running for State Senate, Mujtaba served as a staff attorney at Council for Children’s Rights. Mujtaba previously served as Vice-Chair of the Mecklenburg County Democratic Party, and currently serves as an At-Large Representative on Charlotte’s Leading on Opportunity Council, Board of Council for Children’s Rights and, an Assistant Public Defender in Mecklenburg County. For more information, go to www.MohammedNC.com



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