North Carolina’s top elected officials and media agree that what the Raleigh City Council did was wrong. Let’s put Raleigh‘s elections back in the hands of the voters.
Save the Date – Saturday, July 17 at 3pm
for an Emergency Public Meeting to discuss a Special Election under the City Charter’s Recall Rules.
Livable Raleigh is going to do what City Council refused to do.
Hold a PUBLIC meeting. Gather PUBLIC Input. And discuss in PUBLIC the opportunity to hold a timely election using Raleigh’s recall ordinance.
Historic Carousel House at John Chavis Memorial Park
625 Chavis Way Raleigh, NC
This is a FREE event
What is the Emergency?
With NO public notice, NO public engagement and NO public vote, the Raleigh City Council announced delaying elections until November 2022 and eliminating the option for a Run-off in favor of a Plurality Vote.
Because of US Census delays, most NC municipalities can’t hold valid elections this fall. The solution was to move them to March 2022, when statewide primary elections are on the calendar. However, the City Council asked for a special delay until November 2022.
NC Governor Roy Cooper, the entire Wake County Senate delegation and the News & Observer’s editorial board all soundly criticized the complete lack of public input in council’s backroom election change:
- Sen Dan Blue – “the citizens of Raleigh haven’t had an opportunity to comment on any of this… It’s not a public resolution because it was done in a closed meeting”
- N&O Editors – “the last thing we need is for city council members to emerge from a figurative smoke-filled room with a decision bearing no public input”
- Gov. Roy Cooper – “decisions about local elections like these should involve more open discussion and public input”
Livable Raleigh is ready to do everything we can to reinstate the voice of Raleigh citizens. Please join us and share your thoughts.
COVID-19 Protocols will be followed. Hand sanitizer and masks will be available.
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