Gerrymandering

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Don’t you think that our districts 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.  We need it 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

 

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LEARN MORE

Gerrymandering by Voz

Redistricting In America

Stephen Colbert’s The Word: Win, Lose or Redraw

The Daily Show’s American Horrible Story – Gerrymandering

From Slate: “It’s Alarming That Gerrymandering is Legal”

Here’s a thorough review of redistricting issues with articles and analysis from FairVote

NY Times’ The Great Gerrymander of 2012

ACTION

Sign Rootstriker’s petition to end Gerrymandering

AND PLAY THE REDISTRICTING GAME!