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We Can Be Better: Americans Must Repudiate Politics of Hate

We call on all Americans to repudiate this political hate in each and every conversation with family, friend, and colleagues. We cannot ignore the racist and intolerant invective we see in politics, repeated by some news commentators, and flourishing online. Our own president needs to repudiate this hate speech and own his own very significant contributions to setting the tone that makes people think it is okay to vilify and attack politicians, judges, reporters and others who they don’t agree with.

11.5.2018

Gerrymander Gazette: Election Day (and more)!

Voting & Elections 11.2.2018

Common Cause Asks SCOTUS to End Partisan Gerrymandering

If the U.S. Supreme Court decides to hear Common Cause v. Rucho, it could result in the first ever decision by the high court stating that partisan gerrymandering violates the U.S. Constitution.

Gerrymander GazetTeeVee: Laugh While You Learn About the Fight for Fair Maps

It's Season 1, Episode 1 of The Kathay & Dan Show. Early reviews from Hollywood suggest they may be the Sonny & Cher of Fair Maps. You have to be almost as old as Elbridge Gerry to understand that comedic reference.

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