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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
We relied on CLC for advice on redistricting reform, and CLC’s insight and expertise, not to mention moral support, kept us on the right track, giving us the support we needed to keep going.
Nancy Wang, Executive Director, Voters Not Politicians

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Redistricting Cases and Actions

The Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation and individual Native voters are seeking to defend the North Dakota State House subdistrict that encompasses the Tribe’s Reservation. The district protects tribal citizens’ right to fair representation and was required by the Voting Rights Act.

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This case is a challenge to Maryland’s state legislative redistricting plan, arguing that the plan is an extreme partisan gerrymander that violates the Maryland Constitution. CLC filed an amicus brief discussing the harms of partisan gerrymandering and advocating that the Maryland Court of Appeals rule that partisan gerrymandering is unconstitutional.

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Campaign Legal Center (CLC) is representing the League of Women Voters of Utah (LWV), Mormon Women for Ethical Government (MWEG) and individual voters in a lawsuit to block Utah from implementing a congressional redistricting map that constitutes an extreme partisan gerrymander and reinstating the citizen-led initiative to establish an independent redistricting commission. 

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We Fight for Fair Maps
Ethics in Redistricting: How To Ensure a Fair, Open, and Accessible Process
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To create voting maps that truly allow every person’s vote to count fairly, redistricting commissions should play a key role. A CLC report, written in collaboration with the League of Women Voters, highlights how strong ethics provisions for commissions enhances the redistricting process.

Majority of Americans Want Independent Redistricting Commissions
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A strong majority (60%) of Democrats, Independents and Republicans support the creation of independent redistricting commissions to take voting map drawing out of the hands of self-interested politicians.

Designing Independent Redistricting Commissions
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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.

Quite simply, gerrymandering must be terminated, and the sooner the better.
Arnold Schwarzenegger, former governor of California
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