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The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled against the challengers opposed to partisan gerrymandering, the practice in which the party that controls the state legislature draws voting maps to help elect its candidates.


Focus On: Texas, Kansas, and Recent Decisions in Women’s Reproductive Health

Attacks on democracy have turned into attacks on reproductive freedom.


But it won’t be easy. As we get closer to 2020, a lot of air in the political room is being sucked up by the presidential race. But it’s important that we not forget that the entire state legislature is up for reelection in Virginia this year, with important consequences for the entire country.


A federal court has ruled that Ohio's congressional map is an "unconstitutional partisan gerrymander" and must be redrawn by the 2020 election.


A lovely write-up about Sister District by San Mateo Daily Journal columnist Sue Lempert!


A federal court in Michigan says that the state's Republican-controlled legislature unfairly drew some of Michigan's state legislative and U.S. House district lines and that a divided government will have to come up with new boundaries.


Voting rights and partisan gerrymandering have become major flash points in the debate about the integrity of American elections, signaling high stakes battles over voter suppression and politically engineered districts ahead of the 2020 presidential race.


The former president sees representative elections as the key to progress on global warming, gun control, and health care.


"Fundamentally, you think when the people vote you shouldn't be changing that vote," Gov. Mike Parson said, but added that sometimes it must be done.


Sister District’s plan is part of a larger initiative to achieve more blue “trifectas”— states in which Democrats control the governorship, the state senate and the assembly—in toss-up districts across the nation.


When the blue wave came to North Carolina, the red levees held.

Two candidates for City Council in Hoxie, Ark., the challenger Cliff Farmer and the incumbent Becky Linebaugh, each rolled a die in the tiebreaker on Thursday for their runoff election.

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Federal judges have ruled—again—that the state’s congressional map is unconstitutional. But it just used that map to elect candidates for November.


Our own Kathy Tran is spearheading an effort to make Virginia the last state vote needed to allow the United States Congress to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), which would become the 22nd Amendment to the Constitution.

Addressing Gerrymandering is Key

Check out this recently released video from President Obama describing the National Democratic Redistricting Committee (NDRC), an organization he founded with former Attorney General Eric Holder, seeking to address gerrymandering. In the video Obama says that fully one half of all legislators who will be in control of drawing new district maps after the next census will be elected in November 2018.


How the post-Kennedy Supreme Court could roll back progressive voting rights reforms.


Read about the legislative accomplishments of Sister District alumni, including Cheryl Turpin.

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How does the majority of the country have so little electoral power? It all comes back to the states. Here’s why you should care about state elections.

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The first in a three-part series of discussions with David Daley, the author of Ratf**ked: Why Your Vote Doesn’t Count.

The second in a three-part series of discussions with David Daley, the author of Ratf**ked: Why Your Vote Doesn’t Count..

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The last of a three-part series of discussions with David Daley, the author of Ratf**ked: Why Your Vote Doesn’t Count..


Eight states will have just under half of the total population of the country, 49.5 percent, according to the Weldon Cooper Center’s estimate. The next eight most populous states will account for an additional fifth of the population, up to 69.2 percent — meaning that the 16 most populous states will be home to about 70 percent of Americans.


It’s a truism across nations — the larger the size of the electoral district, the less effort expanded on gerrymandering. This is a primary reason that the United States is the world leader in gerrymandering: It is one of only a handful of advanced democracies that still use single-member plurality-winner districts.

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Besides canvassing, phonebanking is the most effective way to clean lists and identify voters


The only thing that matters now is what we do next.

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