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DESCRIPTION

Gerrymandering is used as a political tool by both parties to help their party stay in power by constructing favorable voting districts that often make no rational sense. Because political parties don't want to give up this power, it is difficult to legislate against this practice. This campaign is to encourage the Virginia (Republican) legislature to pass Gerrymandering reform with the stipulation that the law wouldn't take effect until similar legislation is passed in Maryland (Democrat).

LEGISLATION

Redraw fair voting districts and create mechanisms to prevent gerrymandering in the future.

HISTORY

A federal court held that some of Virginia's districts had been unconstitutionally drawn. This decision was appealed by the Republican House of Delegates but was ultimately upheld by the US Supreme Court.

VISION

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