Common Cause is seeking law clerks to support the work of the national redistricting and representation team. Common Cause is a nonpartisan organization defending democracy by fighting for a fair process in which every voice is heard and every vote counts.
Starting later this year, voting districts at every level of government will be redrawn to reflect new census population data. While this important process ensures that people have equal representation in the halls of power, it is too often manipulated for political advantage. Common Cause will lead coalition efforts to demand a fair and transparent redistricting process. The redistricting reform team will empower the public to have a voice in their own representation by training local organizations and their members to draw their communities and testify to decision-makers. We will watchdog redistricting processes to demand that decisions about drawing boundaries around our communities happen in public view and with citizen input. We will litigate cases to demand a transparent process, challenge maps that dilute residents’ votes, and defend existing reforms from partisan attacks. Work may include research for litigation, evaluating legislative efforts that impact voting maps, or original research on fair districts.
While we do not have funding for paid positions, we can work with law clerks to determine the number of hours that are needed for externship requirements. Work can be remote. Send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org.