Center for Biological Diversity

Media Advisory, February 12, 2019

Contacts:  Erin Jensen, Friends of the Earth, (727) 504-7163,
Jovita Lee, Center for Biological Diversity – Ignite Change,
Bryan Warner, Common Cause NC,
Jen Jones, Democracy NC,
Acacia Cadogan, League of Women Voter’s NC, (770) 743-8510,

Voting-rights, Environmental Groups Launch North Carolina Redistricting Tour

Event to Highlight Voter Suppression Connection to Environmental Destruction

ROCKY MOUNT, N.C.— A coalition of voting-rights and environmental organizations are launching a redistricting teach-in tour in eastern North Carolina this weekend. The tour will highlight the connection between environmental destruction, the outsized influence of the fossil fuel industry and voter suppression.

The tour will also provide an opportunity for citizens to learn how redistricting reform can transform the democratic process so that it works for everyone. The tour will start in Rocky Mount on Feb. 16 and make a stop in Roanoke Rapids on Feb. 17.

What: Redistricting teach-in tour

Who: Friends of the Earth – Democracy Campaign, Democracy NC, Center for Biological Diversity – Ignite Change, Common Cause NC, NC League of Women Voters, Southern Coalition for Social Justice

Saturday, Feb. 16
11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. EST
Braswell Memorial Library
727 North Grace Street
Rocky Mount, NC 27804  
Sunday, Feb. 17
2 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. EST
The Center for Energy Education
460 Airport Road
Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870

The Center for Biological Diversity is a national, nonprofit conservation organization with more than 1.4 million members and online activists dedicated to the protection of endangered species and wild places.

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