We fought hard to end gerrymandering in Colorado because we believe in fair maps. For us, fair maps mean prioritizing communities of interest, especially communities of color, so historically underrepresented populations will have the opportunity to choose representatives who will best represent them and their interests in Denver and in Washington, D.C.
The preliminary maps have completely ignored Colorado’s constitution by splitting communities of color and slashing the number of districts communities of color could meaningfully influence. While Colorado Common Cause does not advocate for a specific map, we have example maps that demonstrate how communities of color could be prioritized. Compare these maps with the current preliminary maps, this can help you prepare for testimony at an upcoming public hearing.
Dave’s Redistricting – Best Minority Representation
Our friends at Dave’s redistricting have created a map showing the best minority representation for the house, senate, and congressional plans. Click on the picture to explore the map using Dave’s redistricting software.
Colorado Common Cause Example Maps
Our resident map expert, Jennifer Parenti, created maps to demonstrate the maximum number of majority-minority districts for house, senate, and congressional maps. These maps are not officially endorsed by Colorado Common Cause.
Explore the Preliminary Maps
Use Dave’s Redistricting software to explore the commission’s preliminary maps in more detail. Zoom in on your community and surrounding neighborhoods to help prepare for verbal or written testimony.