Pages tagged "Districts and representation"


The next gerrymandering cycle is about to begin

Posted on What's New Matthew Oberstaedt on August 12, 2021
The next gerrymandering cycle is about to begin

We are on the precipice of one of the worst redistricting bloodbaths in American history. Today the U.S. Census Bureau released data to let states draw Congressional and legislative maps that will shape politics for the next decade. States across the country - right, left, and center - are getting ready to gerrymander.

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Multi-member districts: a win for representation

Posted on What's New Elena Gilbertson Hall on August 04, 2021
Multi member districts: a win for representation

Single-winner districts lead to millions of Americans being underrepresented -- including blue-state Republicans, red-state Democrats, independents, women, and communities of color -- because they are locked into gerrymandered winner-take-all congressional districts that are consistently won by candidates of the plurality group. The Fair Representation Act (FRA) would create proportional multi member districts, solving this problem and improving representation across the political spectrum.

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The Fair Representation Act Will Put an End to Weaponized Gerrymandering

Posted on What's New Rose Parker on June 18, 2021
The Fair Representation Act Will Put an End to Weaponized Gerrymandering

H.R. 3863, the Fair Representation Act (FRA), was recently reintroduced to the House of Representatives. One of the key benefits of this bill is its negation of weaponized gerrymandering within each state.

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Academics and thought leaders praise the Fair Representation Act

Posted on What's New Matthew Oberstaedt on June 11, 2021
Academics and thought leaders praise the Fair Representation Act

Rep. Don Beyer just reintroduced the Fair Representation Act (FRA) in Congress, which would implement ranked choice voting and multi-member districts for congressional elections. Since its inception, the bill has been hailed by academic leaders in the United States and around the world as a way to fix our broken elections, eliminate gerrymandering, and tackle America’s growing crisis of polarization. Here are some examples of what they have said.

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The key to unlocking fair representation in Maryland and North Carolina

Posted on What's New Alejandro Arias Esparza on April 24, 2019
The key to unlocking fair representation in Maryland and North Carolina

The Fair Representation Act offers an effective solution to end gerrymandering - even without SCOTUS intervention

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The future of fair maps: Kathay Feng of Common Cause talks gerrymandering and the Supreme Court

Posted on What's New Nancy Lavin on March 26, 2019
The future of fair maps: Kathay Feng of Common Cause talks gerrymandering and the Supreme Court

Kathay Feng of Common Cause explains the significance of Supreme Court hearings on partisan gerrymandering, and the impact on the future of fair maps.

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Celebrate International Women’s Day with electoral reform

Posted on What's New Emily Risch on March 08, 2019
Celebrate International Women’s Day with electoral reform

We should not just celebrate International Women's Day, but consider how to improve their representation in government using ranked choice voting.

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Times have changed. Congressional elections should reflect that.

Posted on What's New Drew Penrose on February 06, 2019
Times have changed. Congressional elections should reflect that.

The Fair Representation Act continues the history of updating elections to reflect modern times.

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A tale of two maps

Posted on Quick News Megan Griffin-shelley on November 29, 2018
A tale of two maps

The contrast between Pennsylvania and North Carolina congressional elections highlights the power of maps: fair or gerrymandered.

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