END GERRYMANDERING

Don't you think that each district should be decided fairly?

We all want our representatives to be chosen as a true representation of the people of a state.  As you can see from the map, right now, just under half of the states have non-partisan redistricting. This law needs to be passed in all 50 states.

In 2010, California stripped lawmakers of their control over redistricting and put it in the hands of a non-partisan panel. This non-partisan redistricting can happen across the country to mitigate the effects of partisan politics before the next census.

Common Cause has a set of principles on redistricting: http://www.commoncause.org/redistricting

PEOPLE POWER PROGRESS UPDATES

  • In April 2016, Nebraska passed LB 580 to end gerrymandering and instill a 9 person independent panel (HOWEVER this was vetoed by the Governor of Nebraska on April 18th - the Legislature could still overcome the veto).
  • In December 2015, the Florida Supreme Court upheld Senate and Congressional maps drawn by voting rights groups under the state's landmark Fair Districts Amendment.
  • In November 2015, Ohio put an end to gerrymandering for state legislative districts!
  • In June 2015, the US Supreme Court upheld voters' rights to create rules governing the redistricting process.

ACTION STEP 1: SIGN PETITIONS TO END GERRYMANDERING

ACTION STEP 2:  PLAY THE REDISTRICTING GAME!

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