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Texas has had problems with redistricting - yet again. Last week's federal court ruling that Texas's 2011 plans for congressional districts and state legislative districts had both the purpose and effect of further reducing the representation of Texas's already underrepresented racial minority populations is just the state's latest salvo in the redistricting wars. We show that there's another way: fair voting plans.
- Posted: May 18, 2012
- Categories: Voting Rights
The Voter Empowerment Act recognizes the obligation of Congress to uphold voting rights for all American citizens. FairVote applauds the 123 U.S. House Members who sponsored the bill, and we call for a greater commitment from Congress to treat the right to vote as an American value.