Organizations band together to host town hall meeting in Greenville

Published: Dec. 4, 2017 at 5:33 AM EST
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A number of organizations are coming together for a town hall in Eastern Carolina Monday night.

Members of N.C. Voters for Clean Elections, Democracy N.C., the N.C. NAACP and Progress N.C. will band together to shine a spotlight on what they call "attempts to rig the judicial system" by state lawmakers.

Organizers say they're fighting against a number of bills that have been passed or are being considered by the General Assembly that would "wreak havoc on judicial independence in North Carolina." One proposal would eliminate the election of judges altogether. Another would force them to re-run every two years.

Organizers say they invited lawmakers from both sides of the aisle to attend and discuss the issues at hand.

The 'Empty Chair Town Hall' is planned for 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Greenville.