January Legislative Update

The General Assembly returned to Raleigh on Wednesday, January 10th, and it seemed to be over before it really began. No negative legislation pertaining to El Pueblo was mentioned by the General Assembly leadership in either chamber, including a constitutional amendment proposal that would have made North Carolina a Right to Work state.  This amendment was aimed at Farmworker Labor Organizing Committee headquartered in eastern North Carolina.  The constitutional amendment, which El Pueblo opposes, is being pushed by the Farm Bureau.

The General Assembly technically remains in session, but has no votes scheduled.  A message was sent to senators on January 22nd stating that no votes were scheduled until the end of the month.  El Pueblo lobbyists believe these votes will have to do with judicial redistricting, a controversial redistricting plan that could possibly undo the way judges in district, superior court, and court of appeals are selected to serve. 

El Pueblo will be at the General Assembly every day session is in, including non-voting days.

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