Long-term, our goal is to pass a constitutional amendment like the 2004 proposal. Over the last decade, this issue has been particularly challenging because polling indicated that public support is weak, and the issue draws intense opposition from Colorado’s congressional delegation.
As a result of the the recent federal government shutdown however, there may be new support for redistricting reform. News coverage indicated gerrymandered districts may have contributed to the shutdown. We are continuing to look for ways to raise the profile of this issue and advance reform, including creation of a citizens commission to shadow the redistricting process.