Another Missed Opportunity
August 21, 2017
North Carolina lawmakers had a golden opportunity this month to adopt fair, nonpartisan standards for drawing new legislative voting districts. Instead, they opted for politics as usual, keeping partisanship at the core of a deeply flawed redistricting process.
Ohio Partisan Fairness Standard Would Be First In U.S. for Congress
August 9, 2017
Ohio has the opportunity to lead the way again and improve democracy by mandating partisan fairness in the drawing of congressional districts.
Only 11 states explicitly prohibit partisan gerrymandering or have some protection against drawing districts for political advantage.
Gerrymander Gazette | July 2017
July 27, 2017
The U.S. Supreme Court announced this morning that it will hear oral arguments in Gill v. Whitford, an appeal of a three-judge federal trial court decision that Wisconsin State Assembly districts are an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander.
Gerrymander Meander 2: What Were They Thinking?
July 17, 2017
Scores of people came out Sunday for a unique protest against gerrymandering in Maryland. The event, the “Gerrymander Meander 2,” visited four different restaurants in four congressional districts - all inside Baltimore County.
California Citizens Redistricting Commission Wins Harvard Innovation in Government Award
July 7, 2017
The Kennedy School of Government’s Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard University announced today that California’s Citizens Redistricting Commission (CRC) is the winner of the 2017 Roy and Lila Ash Innovation Award for Public Engagement in Government.