The NC House of Representatives voted in favor of repealing the NC Racial Justice Act by a final vote of 73 - 47 on Wednesday, June 13, 2012. The RJA repeal bill, Senate Bill 416, will now be considered by the NC Senate for concurrence.
Please take a moment to send a message to your NC state senator encouraging him or her to preserve the Racial Justice Act.
You will also be prompted to send a targeted message to your representative in response to his or her vote. We have provided you with messaging that sets the tone, but please personalize your messages and subject lines.
Like last year’s repeal attempt, the conservative leadership of the NC General Assembly gutted an existing bill that had already been approved by the Senate and inserted the Racial Justice Act repeal language. Because the Senate has already voted on and approved the original Senate Bill 416, which dealt with tire retreads on school busses, they just have to vote to concur with the House’s decision to repeal the Racial Justice Act.