We work to elect those whose ideas, policies and mission are to create good jobs and an economy that works for everyone, to provide a quality education from pre-k through college, to protect the civil rights of all people, and to build strong communities across our state where people have access to affordable healthcare and clean air and drinking water. Simply put - we believe in equality, opportunity, and prosperity for all.
January 09, 2018
Hear Civil Rights Champion Anita Earls, Now Running for NC Supreme Court, at Jan. 27 OCDP Reception
You can earn about recent gerrymandering and voter rights legal battles on Jan. 27 from Anita Earls, a longtime equal rights champion now running for NC Supreme Court.
"We cannot allow the independence of our courts to be threatened in order to rig the system in favor of the wealthy and powerful," she said.
"I’m running for Supreme Court Justice to use my experience to ensure we have a fair and free democracy, to protect our civil rights, and to guarantee that everyone who comes before the court gets a fair hearing."
January 01, 2018
December 29, 2017
Save Jan. 27 for OCDP Fundraiser with NC Supreme Court Candidate Anita Earls
Anita Earls has worked passionately for 30 years protecting civil rights, fighting for communities, and advocating fair political processes. Earls founded and is currently the Executive Director of the Southern Coalition for Social Justice, a North Carolina based civil rights nonprofit that partners with communities of color and economically disadvantaged communities in the south to defend and advance their political, social and economic rights.
Anita Earls has also served on the Equal Access to Justice Commission and the North Carolina Board of Elections. She has taught at Duke University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the University of Maryland. She litigated North Carolina’s landmark case against racial gerrymandering in legislative districts, Covington v. N.C., was lead counsel for the League of Women Voters against the partisan gerrymandering of North Carolina’s congressional districts, and led the challenge in state court to uphold the right to vote in North Carolina’s constitution even for people without a photo ID.
December 19, 2017
December 16, 2017