The Latest on Redistricting
Redistricting Cases and Actions
Campaign Legal Center (CLC) filed two briefs in two cases before the Colorado Supreme Court on behalf of the League of United Latin American Citizens and the Colorado League United of Latin American Citizens (together, “LULAC”), advocating for congressional and state legislative redistricting maps that would avoid the preventable dilution of Latino voters’ electoral influence.
Congress should pass and President Biden should sign into law the Freedom to Vote Act. This sweeping, transformative bill would make the promise of democracy more real for us all by increasing Americans’ access to the freedom to vote, curbing gerrymandering and improving the functionality of the Federal Election Commission (FEC) and transparency in political campaign spending.
CLC is representing Wisconsin voters and advocacy organizations in a legal challenge to ensure that Wisconsin’s current state assembly maps are struck down as unconstitutional and new maps are drawn for future elections.
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.
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.
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.