Pennsylvanians Challenge Partisan Gerrymandering of Congressional Districts in New Lawsuit
June 15, 2017
The Public Interest Law Center filed a lawsuit in state court today on behalf of the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania and individual voters challenging the state’s congressional districts as an illegal partisan gerrymander. League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is one of a series of suits nationwide challenging extreme partisan gerrymanders that have left millions of Americans with no opportunity to elect the candidates of their choice. Plaintiffs in the Pennsylvania suit argue that the state’s congressional map violates the Pennsylvania Constitution. Common Cause Pennsylvania, a leader in the Fair Districts PA coalition, played a key role in the recruitment of several individual plaintiffs. An individual plaintiff lives in each of the state’s 18 congressional districts.
NC citizens pack legislative committee room for People's Hearing on Fair Redistricting
June 7, 2017
Legislative leaders refused to give House Bill 200 a hearing. So 150 North Carolinians held their own at the legislature.
Supreme Court Again Rebuffs North Carolina Redistricting Plans
June 5, 2017
How much time and money will be wasted and how many North Carolinians will be denied their fundamental right to elect representatives of their choosing before the state legislature gives up its fight to gerrymander legislative and congressional districts?
CCNC statement on US Supreme Court ruling against gerrymandered NC legislative districts
June 5, 2017
The US Supreme Court rejected a request to review a lower court ruling that found NC lawmakers unconstitutionally gerrymandered the state's legislative districts along racial lines.
A Big Week for Winning Democracy at the State and Local Levels
June 2, 2017
While the Trump administration seems to be constantly retreating from government accountability, many states are leading the way to ensure a government of, by, and for the people. Just this week, action in three states and Washington, D.C. shows that real change is possible.