Common Cause Texas Looks to Bring Fairness to Redistricting

Five of the six Congress members representing Austin are Republicans, a striking revelation considering the city’s overwhelmingly liberal leanings (every City Council member is a Democrat, for example). That’s hardly an accident, says Anthony Gutierrez, executive director at Common Cause Texas, an organization dedicated to supporting free and fair elections. “Texas is one of the worst offenders when it comes to gerrymandering, and Austin is such a blatant example,” he says.