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Sixteen civil rights and democracy organizations support a set of principles that should guide any process for drawing legislative lines. This is a summary of the goals contained in Redistricting Principles for a more Perfect Union:

  • Full and accurate counts of all communities;
  • Improved Census outreach and data collection;
  • Elimination of prison gerrymandering;
  • Protection of racial minorities;
  • Strong consideration of communities of interest;
  • Open and accessible meetings of decision-makers;
  • Outreach to communities and access to redistricting tools to allow meaningful participation;
  • Decision-makers who reflect the diversity of the population being redistricted and disclosure of potential conflicts of interest;
  • Clear and evenly applied rules for disclosure of relationships between decision-makers and non-decision-making participants; and
  • Access to information about any non-public discussions of redistricting between decision-makers.

Endorsing organizations include:

Advancement Project
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF)
Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC)
Brennan Center for Justice
Campaign Legal Center
CHANGE Illinois
Common Cause
Demos
Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area
LatinoJustice PRLDEF
Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF)
NAACP LDF
NALEO Educational Fund
Prison Policy Initiative
Sierra Club
Southern Coalition for Social Justice

Read the full Redistricting Principles for a More Perfect Union.

 

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