Gerrymander Gazette: Circular Logic Edition

Trainings and Events

  • The Redistricting Data Hub is excited to announce a new training series on racially polarized voting! On Tuesday, November 16 from 1:00-2:00 pm EST, we will host the first of three trainings. We have partnered with Fred McBride of the Lawyers Committee to offer this first training, which focuses on Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act and other legally significant cases that are important for understanding the motivation and standards for RPV analyses. Fred McBride is the Redistricting and Voting Rights Policy Specialist at the Lawyers Committee and has been active in voting rights for nearly 20 years. He is an expert in drawing and evaluating redistricting plans and performing racially polarized voting analysis. This first training is great for folks who may not know much about the Voting Rights Act or racially polarized voting. It’s also an opportunity to learn directly from an expert active in the field. Register for the first training here. More details regarding the second and third trainings – scheduled for November 30 and December 7 at 1:00 pm EST, respectively – will be forthcoming. Or sign up for the RDH newsletter to be notified!

Resources and Announcements

  • New York Unity Coalition Announces NYS Assembly & Senate Unity Maps! Learn more here.
  • The OurMapsMN campaign’s cohorts, representing various Indigenous and people of color in Minnesota, hosted community of interest mapping sessions across the state. Cohorts include – African Career, Education and Resources (ACER), Asian American Organizing Project (AAOP), ANIKA Foundation, Beautywell Project, CAPI, Comunidades Organizando el Poder y la Accion Latina (COPAL), Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIRMN), Deaf Equity, Hispanic Advocacy & Community Empowerment through Research (HACER), Minnesota Immigrant Movement (MIM), Native American Community Development Institute, Pillsbury United Communities (PUC), and Voices for Racial Justice. Check out their maps here.


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