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Take action at the state level to end gerrymandering. Democracy requires that Congressional districts be geographically compact.

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Latest Activity: Mar 13, 2014

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Ending Gerrymandering Would Require Incumbents to Take More Moderate Positions

"End the gerrymandering of House districts to protect incumbents and to engineer racial "diversity." If districts were a mix of liberals, independents and conservatives, candidates would be unable to…Continue

Started by Daniel Dyer Mar 13, 2014.

Speak Up Now to Stop Gerrymandering 1 Reply

Some Republican leaders and talk show hosts expect that gubernatorial victories will give their party an advantage when it comes to controlling the Congressional redistricting that will follow the…Continue

Started by Daniel Dyer. Last reply by Léa C. Park Nov 3, 2010.

Congressional Districts Should Have the Smallest Perimeters

Gerrymandering is an anti-democratic process that “allows elected officials to choose their voters rather than allowing the voters to choose their elected officials. The intent is to extend the…Continue

Started by Daniel Dyer Apr 21, 2010.

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Comment by Daniel Dyer on February 21, 2011 at 12:36pm
Be sure also to see Glenn Neal's excellent blog to End Gerrymandering at one of the Tea Party websites..
Comment by Léa C. Park on November 3, 2010 at 2:41pm
An important reform passed in California last night. Prop 20 puts congressional redistricting into the hands of an independently appointed commission made of up 5 Democrats, 5 Republicans, and 4 unaffiliated. Districts will be redrawn before 2012. Of course, the "devil is in the details" But the details look good to me. You can download the text of the initiative here: http://cainitiatives2010.org/2010/07/prop-20-congressional-redistri... For more information about how commission members are chosen, see http://ballotpedia.org/wiki/index.php/California_Citizens_Redistric...

As a (very) liberal Democrat, I voted for this reform, as I think gerrymandering has to be rolled back across the nation if our democracy is to survive.

Another important proposition that passed last night resets the legislative threshhold for raising taxes from a super majority to a majority. I think this change, too, was essential. I think requiring super-majorities to make fiscal policy makes for a lazy electorate. ;)
Comment by Glenn Neal on July 1, 2010 at 9:22am
If you lump people who think alike into a gerrymandered congressional district you can be sure they will elect one of thier own--often the most radical among them--to represent them in Congress. Therefore, why should we be so surprised at the rancor and deviciveness in Washington when only the most partisan go there?
 

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