In 2011, Texas drew election maps that intentionally discriminated against people of color. A federal district court that reviewed those maps noted the
"exclusion of minority member and public input despite the minority population growth, the misleading information, the secrecy and closed process, and the rushed process.”
Recently the same panel of judges stated,
“Given the record produced in 2011, the State must implement a process that, by any reasonable definition, is ‘fair and open.’”
Recommendations for a fair & open Redistricting process
***NOTE: These recommendations have been updated to reflect the rules that the House and Senate have adopted for the 87th Legislative Session.