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Maryland General Assembly Approves Gerrymandered Congressional Map

When the redistricting process is led by politicians, the maps will be drawn to benefit the politicians- and that’s exactly what state legislators have done today.

Common Cause Maryland Calls for Hybrid Redistricting Plan to Secure a Transparent, Accessible Process for Congressional District Drawing

Yesterday, the Legislative Redistricting Advisory Commission held the final regional hearing in this year’s map drawing cycle before a special session begins to draw congressional district boundaries. The Commission heard public testimony, during which Common Cause Maryland outlined six recommendations for a hybrid redistricting plan that would make the remaining leg of the redistricting special session as transparent, participatory, and inclusive as possible.

Maryland Legislative Redistricting Advisory Commission Releases Draft Congressional Maps

Yesterday evening, the Maryland Legislative Redistricting Advisory Commission released four draft Congressional maps. The Commission committed to releasing draft maps by November 15 after Common Cause Maryland and partners called for greater transparency in the map drawing process.

EVENT Today: Common Cause Maryland to Call for New Redistricting Plan at Baltimore County Council Hearing

Today, Common Cause Maryland will urge the Baltimore County Council to update draft redistricting plans to more accurately reflect the county’s rapidly growing diversity at a virtual Councilmanic Redistricting Hearing at 6:00 p.m. ET. Common Cause will urge the council to create a second minority majority district to reflect the 2020 Census population data showing Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) communities make up 47 percent of Baltimore County.

TODAY: Maryland Redistricting Committee to Hold Virtual Public Hearing

Today, the Maryland Legislative Advisory Redistricting Committee will hold a virtual public hearing at 3:00 p.m. The meeting will include an overview of the redistricting process and the state’s population data gathered from the 2020 Census. The public will be invited to provide testimony, during which Common Cause Maryland will advocate for fair maps that prioritize the interests of voters ahead the interests of any one political party or elected official.

U.S. Census Bureau Releases 2020 Census Demographic Data to Kick Off Maryland Redistricting 2021

We urge the Redistricting Commissions to ensure the mapmaking process is fair, transparent, accessible, and inclusive – allowing for timely and meaningful public input throughout the entire process.

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