Gerrymander Gazette | October 4, 2016
October 4, 2016
We have redistricting litigation developments in North Carolina, Virginia, and Illinois in addition to a big prison gerrymandering decision out of Rhode Island. A significant win in California could bring reform to counties and cities across the state and a new campaign in Pennsylvania seeks to get candidates’ views about gerrymandering on the record. Here’s what’s happening around the country.
Common Cause PA Makes the Case for Fair and Transparent Redistricting to Legislative Committee
August 18, 2016
Common Cause Pennsylvania Senior Advisor and Fair Districts PA Co-Chair Barry Kauffman urged committee members to support HB-1835, a bill that would create an independent citizen redistricting commission to draw districts using nonpartisan standards.
Census Bureau fails to change harmful representation system
July 20, 2016
Prison-based gerrymandering threatens our democracy’s commitment to fair representation. The practice leads to certain districts becoming largely composed of voiceless individuals, since prisoners cannot vote in most states.
Barry Kauffman's 30-Year Legacy of Leadership in Pennsylvania
June 28, 2016
Barry Kauffman will become senior advisor to Common Cause Pennsylvania on June 30/
MarcellusMoney.org Report Shows Gas Industry Contributions to PA Officials Remain Steady
June 23, 2016
Harrisburg – A new study finds that the natural gas industry continues to spend exorbitant amounts of money to influence Pennsylvania politicians – even in “off-year” election cycles. In 2015, the oil and gas industry spent over $8 million on lobbying. The total lobbying money spent by the industry since 2007 has been $55.9 million.