If eligible voters don’t vote, then legislators can argue that they are fulfilling the mandate of their constituents.
The right to vote is precious.
It has not always been a right for all U.S. citizens. While strides have been made to expand the right to vote across genders, races, ethnicities, and classes, there are still U.S. citizens who cannot access the ballot box. Thus, the issue of universal voting rights continues to be struggle in our democracy, including here in North Carolina.
We believe that who we elect matters. In order to hold our elected officials accountable for their decisions on laws that impact our environment, we need to make sure that all eligible North Carolina citizens have the opportunity to be a part of this accountability cycle.
If eligible voters don’t vote, then legislators can argue that they are fulfilling the mandate of their constituents. But, if we turn out and elect candidates who share our environmental values and priorities, then we can turn the tide against elected officials who vote against protections for our environment and communities. Our goal is to elect a General Assembly that truly reflects the environmental values shared by North Carolinians across the state.
Are registered to vote in North Carolina? Or, unsure of the many changes impacting voting rules and regulations? Learn how to check and update your registration as well as stay informed on how court rulings and other legislative actions will impact you at the polls in 2016.