Gerrymandering is a threat to our democracy. The National Democratic Redistricting Committee (NDRC) is fighting for #FairMaps in the 2021 redistricting process.democraticredistricting.comJoined November 2016
🚨MAP DROP ALERT🚨
Wisconsin’s People’s Maps Commission just released second drafts of its congressional and state legislative maps. 🗺️This will be the LAST public comment period before the PMC presents their final maps to the WI Legislature.
It's become increasingly clear that Republicans will do everything in their power to undermine our democratic institutions. The Senate needs structural reforms that will actually enable debate and bipartisanship, not block it as we have now.
The procedural vote to advance the #FreedomToVoteAct to the Senate floor just wrapped. Despite Senate Dems’ hard work on a good faith compromise, Republicans once again refused to even *debate* the bill.
Statement from AG @EricHolder: bit.ly/3aYeDiq
Earlier today, the Virginia Redistricting Commission came to an impasse after Republicans refused to compromise on a congressional map. Virginia Republicans continue to completely obstruct the ability of the Commission to function. This is unacceptable!
“The right to vote is a fundamental right guaranteed by our Constitution, and it is our responsibility to protect it.”
—@SenJackReed explains how the Freedom to Vote Act will protect free and fair elections in our country.
Republicans are trying to predetermine election outcomes through gerrymandering and voting suppression. They know they can’t win without cheating.
The #FreedomToVoteAct is our opportunity to stop them.
Virginia Republicans continue to completely obstruct the ability for the Virginia commission to function. This is why the details of creating a commission are critical. We can't give one party the ability to block all progress... twitter.com/samshirazim/st…
Today, the Senate will vote to advance the #FreedomToVoteAct, which will ensure all Americans have a voice and vote in our democracy.
I urge my Senate colleagues to debate this most pressing issue and realize the promise of democracy for all.
The #FreedomToVoteAct comes up for a vote this Wednesday. This is our chance to end partisan gerrymandering, stop billionaires from buying elections, and protect the right of every American to vote. I’ve been proud to help lead this bill, and we need to get it to the finish line.
The #FreedomToVoteAct would combat the restrictive voting laws the GOP has passed this year and ban partisan gerrymandering of congressional districts *immediately* after going into effect. The Senate *must* pass this bill and send it to @POTUS’s desk. 📃
At a time when voting rights are being rolled back, the Freedom to Vote Act would strengthen our democracy and give more Americans a voice. That’s why the Senate should do the right thing and protect what so many generations fought so hard to secure.
What @ColinAllredTX said 👇🏼
Gerrymandering predetermines election outcomes—and let’s be clear: That's directly at odds with the central tenet of American democracy. Election results should reflect the will of the voters.
These Republican efforts to give themselves power they didn't earn is a major reason why we must do everything we can to stop them before they seize control for the next decade or more — and also exactly why Congress must pass the #FreedomToVoteAct.
In Ohio, Republicans drew themselves unearned supermajorities in the state legislature. It's also playing out in Georgia, where despite population growth fueled by communities of color, they decreased the voting power of those communities.
“We're talking about predetermining election outcomes.” — @kellycward
The fight for our democracy is playing out right now. In Texas, the GOP passed a new congressional map that didn’t create a single competitive seat: the outcomes for the next decade are all predetermined.
House Democrats have urged the Senate to act quickly to pass the Freedom to Vote Act saying that, “America is strongest when our democratic institutions are strong, when they reflect and project the confidence of our people.”
Senate Democrats made a promise to the American people to protect and defend voting rights—passing the #FreedomToVoteAct is a necessary part of that promise.
I urge Democrats-there will be no help from Republicans-to act swiftly and pass this necessary legislation. No excuses. twitter.com/demredistrict/…
“Our country is at a crossroads, and we must take a stance against the anti-democracy forces taking action both nationally and in the states.” — AG @EricHolder
Congress must pass the #FreedomToVoteAct to protect our elections and empower all Americans to have their voices heard.
When the GOP-led #TXlege passed a gerrymandered congressional map in the dark of the night, AG @EricHolder called on Congress to pass the #FreedomToVoteAct to “put power back in the hands of the citizens of Texas and the American people—where it belongs.”
Can someone please explain how 95% of Texas’ population growth came from people of color – who now make up close to 60% of the state, and yet Republican legislators there decided to *increase* the number of majority-white districts?