Capitol Protest Calls for National Gerrymandering Solution

Posted by Austin Plier on April 12, 2016

Protesters from a coalition called "Democracy Spring" called for changes to American Democracy on Monday. According to Peter Overby of NPR, "The coalition wants a 'Congress of Conscience' to pass legislation limiting undisclosed and big-donor money, giving more clout to small donors; to restore powers in the Voting Rights Act; and to put an end to gerrymandered districts that insulate incumbent lawmakers from election challenges."

With nearly 9 in 10 U.S. House seats safe for the incumbent party in 2016, citizens are right to be frustrated with the status quo when it comes to gerrymandering. Those who want a national solution should learn more about FairVote's fair representation plan for Congress, which would allow every voter to participate in a competitive congressional election to make sure that elected leaders are more accountable to the people.

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