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About Us

"Voting is the foundation of our representative democracy. Participation makes it work."
—Patricia Timmons-Goodson, January 6 Project Senior Advisor
and Former NC Supreme Court Justice

The January 6 Project is going to register tens of thousands of new voters statewide in the run-up to 2022, targeting the most competitive areas of North Carolina in order to achieve the greatest impact. We will focus on unregistered voters, new voters, young voters, voters of color and other historically disenfranchised groups, Native Americans, and voters moving into the state. We will make a concerted effort in rural areas, which we know to be challenging -- but critical.

Our goal is to encourage these new voters to understand that their participation in our democracy is the key to improving their lives and the lives of their neighbors.

North Carolina has become a swing state. In the last four presidential elections, no candidate has exceeded 50.4 percent of the vote.

Additionally, in November 2020, three down-ballot statewide elections were decided by less than two percentage points--essentially a margin of 1 voter in every 100. Cycle after cycle, North Carolina is a jump ball for some of the most important races in the nation, and 2020 only cemented our reputation as a perennial battleground state.

The time has come for strategic, deliberate, and focused action to ensure everyone in the state exercises their right to vote.

And we need your help to do it.

Board Members

Leonard T, Jernigan, Jr.

He grew up in Chapel Hill, N.C and has been practicing law in NC for over 40 years. He has received the John B. McMillan Award, the highest award issued by the NC State Bar for exemplary service to the legal profession.


He is the author of N.C. Workers’ Compensation- Law and Practice (5th Ed) and taught as an adjunct  professor at N.C. Central University School of Law for over 20 years. He has received the Outstanding Teaching Award from the N.C Advocates for Justice, and currently serves as Chair of the History Committee of the Wake County Bar Association.  He is a past President of the Friends of the  Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh, and is an active member of St Michael’s Episcopal Church.

Joyce Fitzpatrick

Joyce Fitzpatrick has more than thirty years of experience helping clients use public relations to their advantage.  Her strategic planning and innovative thinking have helped clients successfully change opinions, achieve business goals, and get noticed.


Fitzpatrick has implemented successful and award-winning public relations strategies for corporations, law firms, universities, museums, and non-profit organizations.  She has worked closely with industries ranging from real estate and manufacturing to utilities to financial services.  Her special expertise in crisis communications allows her to provide valuable counsel to clients during times of major change.

Bain Jones

Bain Jones is an attorney in Raleigh. Previously an Administrative Law Judge for almost twenty years, Bain practices Administrative, Workers’ Compensation, Social Security and Employment law. Bain active in the Wake County and North Carolina Bar Associations as well as other civic 

and religious organizations. 

Judge Wanda G. Bryant

Wanda G. Bryant was born and raised in Brunswick County NC. She received her B.A. degree from Duke University and her law degree from North Carolina Central University.


With the exception of brief stints in private practice, Wanda’s legal career has been in public service.  She served as an Assistant District Attorney in eastern  North Carolina, an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) in Washington, DC, and a Senior Deputy Attorney General in the North Carolina Attorney General’s Office. 


She was appointed to the NC Court of Appeals in 2001, successfully ran two statewide elections, and retired from the court December 2020.


Wanda has served continuously on many boards and commissions, and has given many presentations in legal, civic, and religious communities. She has received numerous honors and awards throughout her legal career.


Judge Bryant resides in Durham, NC with her husband Ronald Douglas, a former Assistant Dean at North Carolina Central University School of Law.

Ann Robertson

Ann Robertson, founder and senior attorney at Robertson Immigration Law Firm, has practiced immigration law for 30 years.  Since 2000, she has been certified as a specialist in immigration law by the Board of Legal Specialization of the North Carolina State Bar.  The same board honored her in 2016 with its Leadership Award.  She has provided immigration advice for Mexican citizens at the Mexican Consulate which serves Mexican citizens in North and South Carolina for 20 years.  For the years 2019-2024, the Mexican government has designated her its "Consulting Attorney" for immigration matters.  


Ann Robertson was awarded undergraduate and law degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a doctorate degree (Ph.D.) from Duke University.  She has been on the Board of  Directors of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and was the chair for two years of the Carolinas AILA Chapter.  A native of Rocky Mount, North Carolina, Ann Robertson has served on numerous Boards of Directors in Raleigh and Charlotte, North Carolina.