Midwest Democracy Network: Redistricting

Deliberately gerrymandered election districts deprive voters of meaningful choices, heighten partisanship and undermine the representativeness of legislative bodies. In order for elected officials to be responsive to the public interest, new laws and processes for bipartisan redistricting must be created.

Network News in Redistricting

August 11 2009 at 01:05 PM

Network partners among diverse groups agreeing to redistricting principles

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The League of Women Voters of the United States issued the news release below moments ago. Independent state-based Network partners signing on to the statement include: Citizen Advocacy Center, Chicago Appleseed Fund for Justice, Illinois Campaign for Political…

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August 05 2009 at 04:15 PM

MALDEF census launch

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The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund in Chicago launched an education and awareness campaign to encourage Latinos in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska to participate in the 2010…

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Featured Reports in Redistricting

July 28 2009 at 02:09 PM

Census Bureau releases report analyzing correlation between census statistics and federal grant fund

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The report takes into account the funding formulas used by the federal government to disburse billions of dollars of federal funds to areas around the country using information and data collected by the Census Bureau.The report estimates that the federal…

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June 18 2009 at 02:40 PM

Experiementing with redistricting; a new working paper

Headline Image, a policy research organization examining democracy for the information age, recently published a working paper evaluating British Columbia’s experiment with an independent commission charged with reforming its electoral system, including changing political district boundaries.But instead of using…

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