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Redistricting

Every voice should be heard and every vote should count equally

Redistricting

Every voice should be heard and every vote should count equally
I feel voiceless. I don’t feel connected to my district or representative anymore.
Helen Harris, Wisconsin voter and plaintiff in CLC's case Gill v. Whitford

Redistricting Cases and Actions

Michigan voters approved a constitutional amendment to create an independent redistricting commission to redraw the state’s voting districts. A group of plaintiffs sued to block its implementation. CLC serves as co-counsel for the Defendant Voters Not Politicians, a nonpartisan, citizen-led organization that worked to pass the constitutional amendment, and is defending its constitutionality.

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The issue of gerrymandering has received unprecedented attention recently. Independent redistricting commissions (IRCs) are state-based solutions that change the system of drawing electoral maps to a more open process that is reflective of citizen voices. This helps make politicians more accountable and responsive to their constituents.

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CLC is fighting to protect the right of Maine citizens to use the electoral system they voted for by ballot initiative: ranked choice voting, which expands voter choice by allowing them to rank preferences for more than a single candidate.

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We Fight for Fair Maps
Majority of Americans Want the Supreme Court to Rein in Partisan Gerrymandering
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An overwhelming majority (71 percent) of Americans want the Supreme Court to place limits on lawmakers’ ability to manipulate voting maps. This includes 80 percent of Democrats, 68 percent of Independents and 65 percent of Republicans. 

Designing Independent Redistricting Commissions
Gerrymandered district at the U.S. Supreme Court

Though redistricting has always been a problem in American politics, the outsized role of partisanship in the redistricting process has received unprecedented attention across the nation since 2010.  We want to arm legislators, good government advocates and activists with the knowledge needed to design an independent redistricting commission for state legislative or congressional districts.

Combating Latino Underrepresentation in Carpentersville, Ilinois
Voter placing ballot into box

CLC notified the Village of Carpentersville, Illinois, that its at-large voting system prevents Latinos from electing candidates of their choice to the Village Board. Weeks after alerting the Board to these issues, the Village President appointed a Latina to the Board. CLC is in discussions with the Board and community about adopting ranked choice voting, and other programs that will promote minority representation and civic engagement generally.  

Quite simply, gerrymandering must be terminated, and the sooner the better.
Arnold Schwarzenegger, former governor of California
Arnold Schwarzenegger speaks at Fair Maps Rally
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