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03.20.2020

Gerrymander Gazette: #flattenthecurve edition

Virginia House of Delegates should take final step and send Redistricting Commission Amendment to Voters

Virginia voters may soon have an opportunity to adopt redistricting reform. The House of Delegates is considering final approval of a proposed state Constitutional amendment, which would create a bipartisan Redistricting Commission.

02.26.2020

Common Cause Oklahoma Newsletter, February 2020

Census Oversight Hearing Overlooks President Trump’s Request for Citizenship Data

Just weeks ahead of 2020 Census invitations hitting mailboxes across the country, U.S. Census Bureau director Dr. John Dillingham sat before the House Oversight and Reform committee on Wednesday, February 12th to answer questions on the government's largest peacetime undertaking. However, what happens after peak census operations was minimally addressed by Congress. Including processes that may whitewash representation and potentially leave many communities of color without the resources they deserve.

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