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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.

Redistricting Principles

For a More Perfect Union

On June 17, 2014, a diverse coalition of 16 civil rights and democracy organizations unveiled a set of principles that should guide any process for drawing legislative lines. This is a summary of the goals contained in Redistricting Principles for a more Perfect Union:

  • Full and accurate counts of all communities,
  • Improved Census outreach and data collection,
  • Elimination of prison gerrymandering,
  • Protection of racial minorities,
  • Strong consideration of communities of interest,
  • Open and accessible meetings of decision-makers,
  • Outreach to communities and access to redistricting tools to allow meaningful participation,
  • Decision-makers who reflect the diversity of the population being redistricted and disclosure of potential conflicts of interest,
  • Clear and evenly applied rules for disclosure of relationships between decision-makers and non-decision-making participants, and
  • Access to information about any non-public discussions of redistricting between decision-makers.

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