Issue after issue that arises
—education, gun violence, environmental concerns—reminds us that we need legislators and local officials who will respond to and work with constituents.
Unless all American citizens can vote, and know that their votes will count, we are not going to get past this crisis of democracy.
While we work to reduce barriers to voting, we continue to work for redistricting reform.
Take the End Gerrymandering Pledge and Pass it On…
We’ve got to spend this summer and fall doing what we can to keep redistricting reform on the General Assembly’s radar screen. One of the best and easiest ways to do that is to take the End Gerrymandering Pledge
Send above link to your local officials
Our Muncie City Council passed our coalition resolution for redistricting reform in September 2016, but it’s time to remind them too. Send the link to the pledge to your city council and county commission members and ask them to take a stand for fair districts.
Politician Map Makers Keep Courts Busy
An interesting, but not surprising analysis by the Campaign Legal Center and Common Cause finds that:
States where politicians draw the maps are more likely to have their maps challenged in court than states that have a more independent redistricting process. Read more here