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LaQuita Howard

Communications Campaign Specialist

LaQuita Howard is the Communications Campaign Specialist, supporting all communications needs for the People Powered Fair MapsTM campaign. She formally served in the role of Member Associate/receptionist at the League for 2 years.

The Texas native moved to DC January of 2012 to attend the Illustrious Howard University where she earned a degree in Advertising. Prior to working with the League she worked in sales and held public relations/advertising internships. When she is not working she indulges in reading, painting, writing, meditating, and dancing to Beyonce in the mirror. She also enjoys spending quality time with her friends and loved ones.

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People Powered Fair MapsTM is a national redistricting program of the League of Women Voters focused on creating fair political maps nationwide. The program includes actions in all 50 states + D.C. 

This blog shares updates of the redistricting initiatives that were on the 2020 ballot. 

A federal judge ruled in Miller v. Thurston that 150,000 signatures collected for a ballot measure that would create an independent redistricting commission in the state were invalid.

LWV of Arkansas filed a lawsuit seeking to reinstate the Arkansas Voters First ballot initiative calling for a constitutional amendment establishing a fair, citizen-led redistricting process on the November ballot.

The League of Women Voters of Arkansas, as members of Arkansas Voters First, filed an amicus brief in support of having the signatures collected for redistricting reform counted.   

Since the launch of the campaign for People Powered Fair Maps, Leagues across the country have engaged in litigation for fair redistricting practices.  Here's where we've been fighting.

A federal judge ruled that the deadline to collect signatures should be extended for Fair Maps Nevada’s ballot initiative petition due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

A year ago SCOTUS declined to set a standard to rein in partisan gerrymandering, leading to the launch of our nationwide fair maps campaign. Here's where we are six months in.

State of the Union Bingo Cards 

People Powered Fair MapsTM is a national redistricting program of the League of Women Voters focused on creating fair political maps nationwide. The campaign includes actions in all 50 states + D.C.