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
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
Sign Rootstriker’s petition to end Gerrymandering
AND PLAY THE REDISTRICTING GAME!