Americans Spoke Out for Fair Redistricting on #OurFairMaps Day

Chris Lamar sitting in front of a table talking with Matthew Petering. On the table there is a large map of Wisconsin between them.
CLC's Legal Counsel for Redistricting, Chris Lamar (left) meets with Matthew Petering (right) of District Solutions, LLC who is working on a map drawing app. Photo by Casey Atkins/Campaign Legal Center.

Legislative district maps will be redrawn this year, and it’s important that Americans have fair representation, regardless of where they live or what they look like. 

To help raise awareness about fair redistricting in 2021, CLC organized #OurFairMaps Day on April 30 to get people talking on social media on about why redistricting and Fair Maps matter to them. 

This was an especially timely day of action, with the U.S. Census Bureau's release of data on April 26 that determines reappointment of congressional seats by state. 

A diverse group of over 40 people posted videos, speaking to their audiences about how fair representation impacts the issues they care about. 

The individuals that participated represented organizations from across the United States. Many thanks to our friends at: All In WisconsinBetter UtahCHANGE IllinoisChildren’s Advocacy Alliance NevadaCommon Cause IndianaGeorgia Muslim Voter ProjectIssue OneLaw ForwardLeague of Conservation VotersMississippi VotesNational Bar Association Young Lawyers DivisionOneVirginia2021Texas Progressive Action NetworkWomen4Change Indiana, and of course, Campaign Legal Center. 

If you missed your first chance, you can still post your own #OurFairMaps video. Just follow the instructions here. Every vote should count equally, and every voice should be heard. 

Bryan is an executive communications strategist at CLC.
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