Simone Leeper, legal counsel, redistricting at Campaign Legal Center (CLC) and Christopher Lamar, senior legal counsel at CLC hosted a Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) discussion on Sept. 30, 2021.
They kicked things off with the prompt: “We're nonpartisan redistricting attorneys Simone Leeper and Chris Lamar of Campaign Legal Center. Where are we at in this once-in-a-decade congressional and legislative map-drawing process? Ask us anything.”
During this event, Leeper and Lamar fielded questions about where we are in the redistricting process and what citizens need to know. The redistricting process — otherwise known as community districting — refers to how state governments make voting district lines every 10 years for congressional and legislative seats.
It is happening right now, and it will have a major impact on the issues we care about for the next decade.
They also highlighted how CLC’s free web tool PlanScore can empower people to draw fair maps and how independent redistricting commissions (IRC) at the state level and the Freedom to Vote Act at the national level can protect against gerrymandering.
No matter where we come from, when it comes to having a say in who represents us, most of us want a transparent process we can trust, where communities remain together and where voters have an equal voice.