Earlier this year, a U.S. District Court ruled that North Carolina's districts were unconstitutionally gerrymandered in regards to race.
The League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham and Chatham counties and the community of Chapel Hill gathered to discuss North Carolina's gerrymandered redistricting Thursday night at the Chapel Hill Public Library.
The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization that promotes citizen involvement in politics and advocates for improving principles of democracy. Pat McDaniels, a board member for the League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham and Chatham counties, introduced the event. She said the league's redistricting efforts gained momentum in 2005 and they already have plans for the 2020 census.
“We are very interested in North Carolina and trying to get some kind of nonpartisan redistricting," McDaniels said. "It’s not only one party that tries to establish voting districts in its favor.”
Walter Salinger, a retired psychology professor from UNC-Greensboro, gave a presentation at the meeting on using demographic data to to end gerrymandering.