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CT Public Radio: Census End Kicks Off Redistricting Process

"The organization 'Common Cause' puts much of its focus on advocating for fairly drawn district lines. Common Cause Executive Director Cheri Quickmire joined 'All Things Considered' to share her thoughts on how the census results will affect redistricting statewide."

Census Data Shows Shifts In Connecticut’s Demographics

"The redistricting committee will also be the first to implement a new law adopted this year which requires incarcerated people to be counted as members of the voting districts where they lived before they were imprisoned..."

New Census data shows Connecticut becoming more diverse

"Connecticut's white population dropped from 77.6% in 2010 to 66.4% in 2020, while the Hispanic or Latino population grew from 13.4% to 17.3%. The Black population grew from 10.1% to 10.8% and the Asian population grew from 3.8% to 4.8%. Those figures do not include people of mixed race."

Census shows Stamford is booming and Connecticut’s population up slightly over last 10 years

"While this process has historically been conducted behind closed doors with minimal public input in the way of local public hearings, 2021 is our year to flip the script and ensure that the voices of our communities, particularly those of Black, Indigenous, Latino, Asian, Pacific Islander and other communities of color are at the center of the conversation,' Quickmire said...."

Legislature Votes to End ‘Prison Gerrymandering’

The shameful 230-year-old practice called “prison gerrymandering” has meant that power has been redistributed unfairly. Communities where prisons are built have gotten an outsize say in Connecticut elections at the expense of other areas.

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