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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BALTIMORE – Two dozen athletic activists began a three-day, 225-mile relay on Saturday to mount pressure on state power brokers to stop stacking the deck in the election of members of the U.S. Congress and the Maryland state house. Traveling...

225-mile “Gerrymander Meander” begins in Baltimore
September 19, 2014

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