In June, the Supreme Court ruled that partisan gerrymandering is a political question because no fair test exists for courts to determine when partisan gerrymandering has gone too far. That means all federal courts will be hands-off even when redistricting intentionally decreases the voting power of voters based on their political party.
Because redistricting has long been a priority issue of the League, and a signature part of our Campaign for Making Democracy work, we cannot sit back and wait for the court to change. We do not have to rely on the Supreme Court to solve partisan gerrymandering. There are other paths to creating fair maps nationwide – and the League of Women Voters is the best organization positioned to accomplish this.
We are launching a 50-state campaign called the People Powered Fair Maps Campaign. All members are invited to tun into our town hall on Wednesday, September 4th at 6pm ET / 3pm PT. The national board has authorized half a million dollars to launch this campaign, and every state League will receive some of that funding through grants. This work will look different in each state, and the campaign will be unveiled to all members on a tele townhall onSeptember 4th at 6pm ET / 3pm PT. Members are encouraged to register NOW for this League-wide announcement. A recording of the town hall will be made available for members who are unable to attend on September 4th.
Thank you for your commitment to the League and all of the work you do to empower voters and defend democracy.