Support Independent Redistricting
Congressional districts should be drawn fairly to reflect the will of voters—not to serve the special interests of politicians.
Political and racial gerrymandering distorts and undermines our democracy by taking power away from the voters. When district lines are drawn to protect elected officials, the voters lose every time.
The League is working to end this practice and create fair districts through independent processes. By including civilians in the process, district maps are created to better reflect the communities and putting the power back in the hands of the voters.
We are working in states across the country to pass ballot initiatives that will make redistricting processes fair and independent:
- In Utah, the League is supporting Proposition 4 which creates a seven member independent redistricting commission to draw state legislative and congressional maps.
- In Colorado, the League is supporting Amendments Y and Z which would establish redistricting commission for state legislative and congressional redistricting.
- In Michigan, the League is supporting Proposal 2 which transfers the power to draw congressional and legislative districts to a 13 member independent redistricting commission.
- In Missouri, the League is supporting Amendment 1 which ensures that neither political party is given an unfair advantage when drawing state legislative and congressional maps.
Now is the time to support this process before the next round of redistricting.