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About Moore V. Harper

On June 30, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court decided to take up the case Moore v. Harper during its next term, which begins in October 2022. Moore, a North Carolina checks and balances case likely to be argued in December 2022, is being called "perhaps the gravest threat to American democracy since the Jan. 6 attack."

North Carolina’s Speaker of the House, Rep. Tim Moore (R-Cleveland), is suing a voter named Rebecca Harper, board member with organizational plaintiff Common Cause, over a Congressional map drawn by the state's GOP-controlled legislature. The North Carolina Supreme Court struck down this map as a partisan gerrymander in violation of the state Constitution.

Moore could hand state legislators the power to manipulate our elections and undermine our votes, with no checks and balances from state courts or your governor. The arguments made in Moore are desperate and dangerous, demanding the U.S. Supreme Court reverse centuries of practice and precedent — including decisions the Court itself made only three short years ago.

It’s time to put people over politics. Together we will educate our communities, tell our stories, organize with tens of thousands of new advocates, and make opposition to Moore’s attack on our democracy felt from church basements to busy boardrooms to the neighborhood ballot box. From there, we can build a visionary platform for the representation and resources our communities deserve.

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Our Mission

Since June 30, when the Supreme Court granted review of this North Carolina redistricting case, organizational plaintiff Common Cause NC and litigation partner Southern Coalition for Social Justice (SCSJ) began the important work of planning a campaign to tell our story about the state’s fight for responsive maps and voting access, and the impact Moore could have on future elections in North Carolina and across the nation.

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About Moore V. Harper