Call to Action: War for Fair Districts

While I am disappointed that the Supreme Court has chosen not to decide on the merits of extreme partisan gerrymandering for now, it is not the end of the war for fair districts. It is a call to action.

This is our problem to solve. And we can solve it. All over the country, reformers are working to create fair redistricting systems. Just a month ago, Ohio voters overwhelmingly passed redistricting reform, and other states like Colorado are not far behind. In some states, like California, reforms were put in place years ago. Today simply sets the stage for a new battle in the same war. We must continue to seek change in the courts, we must seek it through the ballot box, electing candidates who support fair redistricting and supporting ballot initiatives that create independent bodies to draw district lines. If we do that, together we can put an end to politicians picking their voters.

Let today serve as a wake-up call to all of us to find these campaigns, support them, and end the 200-year-old scam of gerrymandering - state by state. We will fight it in the courts, we will fight it in the statehouses, we will fight it at the ballot boxes, and we will win.

To those of you who are disheartened, let me remind you that California attempted to reform our redistricting process four times and failed. The fifth time, we won.

UPDATE: I launched a CrowdPAC to support the reform campaigns in Michigan, Missouri, Utah and Colorado. Join us: https://www.crowdpac.com/campaigns/386151/the-supreme-court-has-ruled-now-its-up-to-us-to-terminate-gerrymandering