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Category Archives: Redistricting
The Unrig the System Summit conference was convened by Represent.US, a grassroots nonpartisan, nonprofit organization focusing on bringing folks together to pass powerful anti-corruption laws that stop political bribery, end secret money, and fix our broken elections. This first nationwide summit brought together some … Continue reading
Gerrymandering is a hot topic right now, with some significant cases recently decided, and a Supreme Court ruling expected by June in the case of Gill v. Whitford, which may settle big questions about partisan gerrymandering. A “Geometry of Redistricting … Continue reading
On Friday October 3, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in Gill v. Whitford, the court case concerning a voter redistricting plan created in 2011 for the Wisconsin State Assembly which used partisan gerrymandering. The question they will answer: … Continue reading
Beginning with the 2014 election, members of the Austin City Council are no longer elected citywide. In response to a 2012 amendment of the City Charter, the city was divided by an Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission into ten geographic districts. The Mayor is elected citywide, … Continue reading
Last week, I was honored to participate in a panel discussion sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Dallas, on ways of increasing voter participation. Also on the panel were Dr. Matthew Wilson, professor of political science at Southern … Continue reading
Common Ground for Texans hosted a community conversation on Sept 6, 2014 titled “Should Austin’s redistricting plan be duplicated in other Texas cities?” Craig Tounget, the former Executive Director of the Austin Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission, participated on our panel. … Continue reading