As we prepare for the upcoming redistricting cycle in the wake of our People Powered Day of Action, we asked League leaders to share why they are fighting for fair maps.
Last week, the U.S. Census Bureau released its first set of data from the 2020 Census — and as a result, several states gained or lost representation in Congress.
Partisan gerrymandering has eroded the power of the people’s vote. As a result, we’re working to ensure the people’s voices are once again heard in our state house by creating fair maps in the 2021 redistricting process.
This Wednesday, April 28, President Biden will make his first speech before Congress. We’ve compiled a list of topics that we consider crucial in steering the US towards a path of recovery, both from the pandemic and from other forms of turmoil.
Redistricting gives us an opportunity to increase diversity in schools through greater integration. Drawing conscious boundaries is a way for leaders to remedy past discrimination efforts and highlight the true diversity of their districts.
This year on Earth Day, the League continues our fight to protect those affected by climate change, by joining Our Children’s Trust and more than 70 organizations in endorsing the Children’s Fundamental Climate Rights and Recovery Resolution.
Without statehood, D.C. residents aren’t full citizens. We deserve to join the Union as a state whose 712,000+ people live, work, play, and taxes like everyone else.
In 2019, I joined the League of Women Voters to help build culture of evaluation focused on outcomes of our work. To this end, during the Fall of 2020, we launched the Semi-Annual Survey Project.
Prison gerrymandering is the practice of counting people based on where they're confined rather than where they're from. This inflates representation in areas where prisons are built and dilutes the voting power of the people who are incarcerated and their home communities.
The League has a decade-long history of supporting filibuster reform to ensure a functioning democracy.