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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

CLC is supporting a grassroots organization's effort to put a proposed ballot initiative on the ballot in Michigan that would create an independent redistricting commission.

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CLC urges removal of the late addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 Census because of its likely effects on response rates to the survey, which will impact representation. 

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CLC seeks to compel DOJ to respond to a FOIA request seeking information on the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 Census. 

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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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