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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As his time in the White House neared an end, President Ronald Reagan gave a final televised interview as commander in chief to ABC News journalist and North Carolina native David Brinkley in December of 1988.

Among the concerns Reagan...

The Republican case for redistricting reform
May 19, 2015

On May 15, Common Cause Ohio and partner organizations hosted a Redistricting Reform in 2015 Workshop in Cincinnati. Over lunch, Professor Emeritus Dick Gunther of The Ohio State University reviewed the details of this November’s Issue 1, a...

Redistricting Reformers Make Plans in Cincinnati
May 19, 2015

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