coalition partners

"There is a whole component of citizen education dealing with transparency and public engagement that is absolutely vital to any redistricting system.  People need to understand what the current redistricting process is, why it's so bad, and what can be done about it in clear, simple terms. We need good material in all formats and good speakers to share that material.  We need volunteers who represent our diversity to help us inform our communities.  

 

We need to focus on creating a more transparent process.  We need people to watch when the new maps are drawn to guard against gerrymandering.  Sunlight disinfects. If the line drawers aren't doing anything 'funny' then there is no reason to go behind closed doors.  The public needs to see and understand who is drawing the maps and how they are drawn."

-Chris Carson

President, League of Women Voters, US