Sign the petition: Demand nonpartisan redistricting committees in every U.S. state to prevent rigged district maps
In a true democracy, elections reflect the will of the people. But when politicians are responsible for drawing voting district maps, our representatives are literally choosing their voters.
Our district maps shouldn’t be rigged by special interest groups and partisanship! Voters deserve fair representation for a democracy that better reflects our communities.
We must work to end gerrymandering by removing politicians from the redistricting process and instituting nonpartisan redistricting commissions that will draw fair district maps.
Nonpartisan redistricting commissions should consist of the people of our state — not elected officials, not lobbyists, not high-paid consultants — to draw a new set of legislative maps following the 2020 U.S. Census.
These commissions would hear directly from folks across all states, and draw fair, impartial maps, and we need to push these commissions in each state across the nation.
Currently, several states including Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, Nevada, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wisconsin have shifted to independent or bipartisan commissions, proposed bipartisan commissions, or are making other changes intended to reduce the likelihood of partisan gerrymandering.
Every state must enact a nonpartisan commission. This is a necessary step forward in protecting the voting rights of everyone!
Those who stand against a plan for fair maps are outing themselves as an opponent of ensuring that democracy accurately represents the people.
Sign the petition: Support protecting our democracy by setting up non-partisan commissions to draw election maps that are fair.