Court Rips NC Redistricting Plan as Unconstitutional Partisan Gerrymander
January 10, 2018
North Carolina legislative leaders are doubling down on their investment in un-representative democracy this morning, appealing a scathing federal court decision that congressional districts they fashioned in 2016 are an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander.
Resolved to hold NC lawmakers accountable in 2018
January 5, 2018
Bob Phillips on why it's crucial that citizens hold NC legislators accountable for the laws they pass – and how they pass them.
Common Cause Files Brief in Challenge to Outrageous Partisan Political Gerrymander of Pennsylvania Congressional Districts
January 5, 2018
Today, Common Cause filed an amicus brief in the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania in League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in support of a challenge to the state’s extreme partisan political gerrymander. Despite a roughly equal split in votes between the parties in each election since the 2011 redistricting, Republicans have consistently won 13 of the state’s 18 congressional seats. If successful, the case could result in the Court ordering the redrawing of the districts before the 2018 election.
A Single Vote Wins an Election and Shifts Control of VA House - Maybe
December 20, 2017
The next time someone tells you that your vote is meaningless, so why bother casting it, ask if they’ve ever heard of Shelly Simonds and David Yancey.
Redistricting Reform Gaining Steam Across the Country
December 12, 2017
Republicans had stunning success after the 2010 Tea Party wave election tilting the rules of our election processes in their favor.
But there are a number of reasons to think that the times may be changing.