Free the Vote NC News Alert
The legislative session is coming to a close, but HB 794 is stuck in the Senate Rules Committee.
The original bill would have dramatically lowered our state’s high ballot access barriers. We agreed with the bill’s sponsor, Rep. Jason Saine, when he urged us to support transforming the bill into a study bill in order to get it passed. And it did pass the House with an overwhelming 109-5 vote.
That was a month ago. Since then, both houses have been busy working on various budget and tax reform bills. The bill has been left dormant in the Senate Rules Committee.
by Nathaniel Axtell | Times-News
FLAT ROCK – Libertarians from across North Carolina gathered at Mountain Lodge over the weekend to celebrate their political party’s growth and strategize ways of advancing their causes of freedom and smaller government.
“There’s a great deal of dissatisfaction with the Democrats and Republicans in North Carolina and we’re benefiting from that,” said J.J. Summerell, chair of the Libertarian Party of North Carolina.
by Gurnal Scott | WUNC – NC Public Radio
Members of two state political parties are holding conventions this weekend. The North Carolina Republican Party is welcoming many of its members to Charlotte. Party leaders say they’ll use the event toemphasize new campaign approaches.
GOP supporters want the party to make an effort to reach out to more minority conservatives. Chief of Staff Mike Rusher says the party also wants to change its campaign approach from concentrating on heavily-populated voting districts to what he calls “a 100-county focus”.
by Amanda Bowers | Tenth Amendment Center
This topic isn’t a new one here at the Tenth Amendment Center. We often discuss the left/right paradigm, and the sentiment of John Adams that; “There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, is to be dreaded as the greatest political evil under our Constitution.”
Who could have known those words would ring so true today.