Redistricting

Every 10 years, state legislatures re-draw the boundaries of Congressional and legislative districts. Redistricting is supposed to reflect changes in population and ensure that everyone is fairly represented.

But politicians draw districts to give themselves or their party an unfair advantage. Common Cause believes voters should choose their representatives, not the other way around.

We're working to create better ways to draw districts that fairly represent your state's communities, whether that is independent commissions, non-partisan state staff, or clear Constitutional rules for how lines should be drawn.

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Whew! The first wild week of the 2015 legislative session wrapped up with the House and Senate adjourning until Monday the 26th. It has been a flurry of activity at the Roundhouse with the new majority party in place, and they came right out of...

The Week One Legislative Wrap Up
Heather Ferguson, CCNM Campaign Manager, January 23, 2015

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday is an occasion for reflection, celebration, and recommitment. On this birthday, 50 years from the signing of the Voting Rights Act, there is much to celebrate. The progress America has made toward his...

Dr. King's Dream -- And Ours
January 19, 2015

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