Medfield-Kingsbrooke Against Forced Annexation
Community Against Forced Annexation
Polk Co. CAFA
BLCAC - StopAsheville
New Hanover GNU
Chatham Co. United
YOU & YOUR community!
email us today!
WHAT IS STOPNCANNEXATION?
was created in 2003 by a group of people leading a fight against being
annexed into the Town of Cary NC. At the time, the many local community
groups across the State were not connected or communicating with each other,
yet all were experiencing the same challenges and fighting similar battles.
The leaders of the StopCary group saw a need to centralize the efforts of
everyone across NC who opposed the practice of forced annexation locally and
bring them together to fight to end forced annexation by working to change
the State law once and for all.
StopNCAnnexation was incorporated
in April of 2004 as a 501(C)4
Nonprofit to help victims of forced annexation learn
about the annexation process and connect with others across North Carolina who are also fighting forced
annexation. The goal is to inform each group about each other, recognize the
common enemy, quickly learn what
the laws say about forced annexation, how to fight against annexation
effectively, and work
together to encourage our State lawmakers to change this law.
StopNCAnnexation website was
designed to be an internet resource of information about forced annexation,
to connect citizens
across the State of North Carolina, to share what
others have done in their fight against annexation; their court challenges,
fundraising, and experiences with the annexing municipalities, as well as a
to provide a library of research and policy papers about municipal annexation that
help to refute
the arguments made in support of forced annexation.
StopNCAnnexation originated the very first grassroots
'Rally in Raleigh' event to bring
the voice of the citizens from across the State to the legislators in
Raleigh. The Rally is
held on the same day
that the NC
League of Municipalities sponsored 'Town Hall Day' event is held when the
cities are lobbying to preserve forced annexation laws.
The StopNCAnnexation sponsored rallies have grown in their impact
and success with each year they have been held.
WHO IS STOPNCANNEXATION?
StopNCAnnexation is EVERYONE across NC fighting forced annexation.
StopNCAnnexation is a volunteer effort
started by the people of the Dutchman Downs community in Wake
County in 2003. The idea came about after this neighborhood was told it would be
annexed forcibly into Cary, NC. Forced
annexations were occurring all over North Carolina causing communities to
organize local opposition groups. These groups needed to connect with
each other and combine efforts to change the State law once and for all as
they fought their local battles with municipalities.
StopNCAnnexation and the website launched the effort to make that possible through the
Catherine Heath, the current Director, resides in one of the targeted suburban neighborhoods
and joined the
StopNCAnnexation effort in 2003. She has designed and maintains the website, compiles
research information for use in fighting forced annexation, tracks news
reports about annexations, monitors the General Assembly and the League of
Municipalities and alerts the grassroots supporters. She also communicates
the wishes of supporters of StopNCAnnexation
to State legislators regarding Bills to
reform forced annexation and works with Policy Groups regarding the arguments
against forced annexation.
Become a supporter
and/or affiliate of StopNCAnnexation. Add your name and
your voice to this established effort to change North Carolina annexation
law. Your input is important and will help to make this effort a success.
Sign up to get on the email list to stay informed about what is happening across
NC and in the General Assembly.
By joining the effort to support this statewide community with your input, financial
support, and commitment to action, together we can
change North Carolina annexation laws to restore the unalienable rights of NC
property owners and taxpayers to a voice in taxation and governance.
Join the effort
and stay informed:
Subscribe to the mailing list
SNCA MISSION AND
Areas currently affected by Forced annexation: