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National Democratic Redistricting Committee

This week's featured organization is the National Democratic Redistricting Committee. Led by the DCCC's Kelly Ward and former Attorney General Eric Holder, they are working to ensure that Democrats can fight back and produce fairer maps in the 2021 redistricting process.

Gerrymandered districts put Democratic voters at a huge disadvantage when it comes to voting and representation. Districts drawn illegally have effectively allowed Republicans to choose their own voters, bringing them into power even in parts of the country where they do not represent the majority of voters. They win because they've figured out how to rig the system.

For a simple explanation of how gerrymandering works, take a look at this:

How gerrymandering works, in one graphic [The Week]

Over the past several months, federal courts have ruled that voting districts in places like Texas, Georgia, and Virginia were all illegally drawn on racial lines, leaving minority voters underrepresented in government.

Court sets July 10 trial on Texas redistricting maps [Austin American-Statesman]

Supreme Court says Virginia redistricting must be reexamined for racial bias [Washington Post]

Although still in the early stages, the NDRC is building a targeted, state-by-state strategy to ensure that voting and district lines are fair when states redraw their Congressional and state legislative lines in 2021.

To find out how you can help, visit National Democratic Redistricting Committee at:

www.democraticredistricting.com

Find them on social media at:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DemRedistricting/
Twitter: @DemRedistrict

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