Common Cause Minnesota and its grassroots partners are working around the state this summer and fall to educate voters and add names to our petition for a citizens’ redistricting commission. All the names that we collect will show elected officials that their constituents are against partisan gerrymandering and in favor of reform.
Here’s what you can do right now.
Learn more about redistricting in Minnesota:
- A comprehensive set of links at the Minnesota Legislative Reference Library.
- An excellent historical summary in the Brainerd Dispatch.
- PlanScore lets you compare Minnesota redistricting plans, 1972-2012, with an analysis of their partisan skew.
Share our petition and web pages with your social media contacts.
Let them know why you personally care about gerrymandering and how a citizens’ commission can reduce partisan influence over our district maps.
Volunteer for the petition campaign through October 2019
You can do this by joining our Action Team. We can connect you with one of our grassroots partners or provide you with training and materials to petition with your own group.
Join the Common Cause Mobile program.
Sign up to receive periodic updates, action alerts and events where you can join us. Just text “cause” to 97779.
Discuss redistricting reform with your state representative and senator.
You can contact them through the Minnesota legislature website to call or write, but it’s even more effective to speak with your legislators in person. Many legislators are hosting town halls, door knocking in their districts, and attending town festivals and county fairs. They want hear from their constituents.
Talk with neighbors, co-workers, friends, and family.
This is a chance to reach across partisan divides. Gerrymandering affects all of us, whether we are on the right, the left or somewhere in the middle. Working for fair district maps can bring people of differing political views together. Most of us can agree that fair elections are good for our communities.
More Information About Fair Maps in Minnesota
How Does Redistricting Affect Me?
Time to Prevent Gerrymandering for Good
Fair Maps in Minnesota
Tell MN Legislators: Voters want fair district maps!
Nonpartisan Common Cause MN and a multi-partisan statewide coalition are working to pass a bill for a citizens’ redistricting commission of 9 public members to draw our voting maps in a fair and open process with public input.
Please support this petition! Let’s work together for fair, open, voter-focused redistricting in MN