Dear League Members,
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 + DC campaign called the People Powered Fair Maps Campaign. All members are invited to tune into our town hall on Wednesday, September 4th at 6pm ET / 3pm PT.