Gerrymander 2011: Resources and Reform
States and localities are starting to receive the U.S. Census data they will use to redraw legislative districts in the coming year. Unfortunately, our nation's reliance upon winner-take-all elections and on single member districts for Congressional elections without national standards has left our voting process open to partisan gerrymandering. Legislators and their political allies quite literally choose their voters before voters choose them. But reformers are active in the states, and there’s legislation in Congress. Here are key resources.
- FairVote regularly updates state news at Twitter.com/EndGerrymander
- FairVote hosts EndGerrymandering.Com with reform allies
- FairVote proposes ways to enhance redistricting reform
- FairVote launches its Pending Legislation page, with updates on new efforts to end gerrymandering. Watch here for more information about the upcoming Hastings Bill!