NC NAACP calls for stop to all legislative decisions

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NC NAACP calls for stop to all legislative decisions

Members of the NC NAACP and Forward Together Moral Movement gathered Tuesday morning at Bicentennial Mall in Raleigh to demand lawmakers reveal redistricting maps.

The North Carolina General Assembly has a September 1 deadline to redraw 18 House districts and 9 Senate districts.

RELATED: North Carolina redistricting arguments heard by judges

A panel of three federal judges cracked down on lawmakers last week, imposing that deadline.

The Supreme Court previously ruled some districts were racial gerrymanders, packing black voters into certain districts to lessen their political power.

The gathering is being held on the week marking the 52nd anniversary of the signing of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.

A news release from the NC NAACP said Rev. William Barber II and the NC NAACP State Conference demand lawmakers "cease any new legislative action until new legislative elections are held on the basis of an electoral map that complies with the constitution."

Responding the the NAACP, NC GOP Exec. Dir. Dallas Woodhouse said "Republicans are using a transparent process to create fair and legal maps after considerable public input, and our work doing the people's business will continue, Barber's sideshow antics notwithstanding."

Lawmakers are expected to discuss redistricting Thursday.

Redistricting on calendar
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