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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.

Who has endorsed the principles?

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
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)
NALEO Educational Fund
Prison Policy Initiative
Sierra Club
Southern Coalition for Social Justice

Endorse the Redistricting Principles for a More Perfect Union

Are you committed to defending our democracy, and agree on the above baseline principles to inform redistricting in this decade and future decades, as well as to present a framework upon which to build possible reforms in coming years as we as a nation move toward that more perfect union?

  • Yes! My organization would like to endorse Redistricting Principles for a More Perfect Union.

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