GREENSBORO, NC -- Greensboro Mayor Nancy Vaughan is calling for a fair redistricting bill.
The Mayor and the group Common Cause North Carolina delivered a message to the North Carolina General Assembly Monday morning. The group held a news conference, asking for a non-partisan drawing of voting districts. Common Cause NC says Greensboro has been negatively impacted by gerrymandered districts.
Mayor Vaughan says this problem does not belong to just one political party. Vaughan said, "both the Democrats and Republicans have done it, and I know that when you're in power it is something you want to do, because it keeps you in power."
Earlier this month, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a lower court decision, striking down nearly 30 House and Senate districts in our state. The court ruled the districts were unconstitutionally drawn, among racial lines. Federal Courts have ruled the General Assembly must re-draw the maps.