RALEIGH – Tom Ross, former President of the University of North Carolina system and co-chairman of the bi-partisan board of directors of North Carolinians for Redistricting Reform, will speak at Campbell Law School on Friday, June 15 to address the need for redistricting reform in the state.
The event is open to the public and is co-sponsored by the North Carolina Business Council and North Carolinians for Redistricting Reform. The event will take place in room 313 at Campbell Law. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. with the presentation beginning at noon. Those interested in attending can reserve their seat and lunch at this clickable link.
Ross’ presentation will include an update on the redistricting cases before the Supreme Court and other critical legal battles. He will also outline a plan of action for North Carolina to fairly draw Congressional and state districts.
Currently, members of the General Assembly draw lines for Congressional and state legislative districts in North Carolina. Over the years, this system has led to both parties abusing the process for political advantage. It has also led to heightened political division, expensive legal battles, and negative press about the state. Other states have adopted independent systems of redistricting where politicians do not draw their own districts.
In addition to his role as co-chairman of North Carolinians for Redistricting Reform, Ross serves as President of the Volcker Alliance and as a Sanford Distinguished Fellow in Public Policy at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy. He is the former President of both the University of North Carolina system and Davidson College, the former executive director of the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, and a former Superior Court judge.