Common Cause Georgia Kicks Off Tour to End Gerrymandering

Posted by Sara Henderson on September 29, 2017


The Georgia Gerrymandering Tour kicked off this month to both educate and engage citizens on how to push for redistricting reform in Georgia. This grassroots campaign is targeting rural areas outside of metro Atlanta to collect stories, empower new activists, and increase the visibility of the issue of gerrymandering.

Check Facebook and our website for more information.

We are using a multi-media presentation focused on outcomes and solutions. Our program offers attendees an educational primer on redistricting, the history of gerrymandering in Georgia, and a discussion of the current problems with Georgia's system like partisan control of the process, mid-cycle gerrymandering, and the absence of Voting Rights Act protections. In addition, we train attendees on how to lobby their local governments to adopt an independent redistricting commission. 

The ACLU of Georgia is our partner and co-host.

See WGXA's coverage of our tour stop in Macon.

In addition to working on a grassroots approach to uplifting redistricting reform, we are also working to draft a package of legislation that will set state redistricting standards as well as accountability measures for legislators during the redistricting process. We are working on a wide range of solutions to end the manipulation of legislative districts in addition to our constitutional amendment calling for an independent commission.

See tour dates below:

Brunswick

9/16

11-1 pm

Macon

9/19

7-9 pm

Augusta

9/22

6:30-8 pm

Columbus

10/1

4-6 pm

Athens

10/3

5:30-7:30 pm

Mableton

10/14

10am-12 pm

Jasper

10/26

6:30-8 pm

Atlanta

11/16

7-9 pm

Office: Common Cause Georgia, Common Cause National

Issues: Redistricting, Voting and Elections

Tags: Redistricting

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