Crucial Conversation – North Carolina’s constitutional amendments blitz: What should be done?

Crucial Conversation – North Carolina’s constitutional amendments blitz: What should be done?

Join us for a vitally important Crucial Conversation –

North Carolina’s constitutional amendments blitz: What should be done?

In the final harried days of the 2018 legislative session, North Carolina lawmakers took the unprecedented step of voting to place six constitutional amendments on the November ballot. The amendments deal with a wide-ranging array of subjects: the right to hunt, fish and harvest wildlife; the rights of crime victims; changes to the state board of elections and the transfer of appointment powers from the governor to the legislature; selection for judicial vacancies; a cap on the state income tax and requiring a photo ID to vote.

In the weeks that have followed, a growing chorus of critics has emerged to decry the amendments as individually flawed and, collectively, a massive and deceptive power grab by legislative leaders. Unlike virtually all previous amendments in recent decades, the critics note, five of the six amendments lack basic implementing language that would even allow voters to understand what they are voting on.

So where do things stand? What would the amendments really do and not do? What will happen next if any of them were to pass?

Join us as we tackle these question and others with an extremely knowledgeable panel of experts, including:

  • State Senator Floyd McKissick, Jr. of Durham
  • Former North Carolina General Assembly Special Counsel, Gerry Cohen

Don’t miss this important and timely event!  

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When: Wednesday, August 8 at noon — Box lunches will be available at 11:45 a.m.

Where: North Carolina Advocates for Justice Building, 1312 Annapolis Drive, Raleigh, NC (near the intersection of Wade Ave. and Oberlin Rd.)

Space is limited – pre-registration required.

Cost: $10, admission includes a box lunch. Scholarships available.

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Questions?? Contact Rob Schofield at 919-861-2065 or [email protected]