Harrisburg, Pa – Late in 2016, PBS’s American Law Journal gives an in-depth treatment of gerrymandering in Pennsylvania. Hosts interview lawmakers, review the technology behind redistricting and covers reform efforts.
National: Roll Call interviews National Democratic Redistricting Committee Executive Director Kelly Ward about its strategy going into 2020.
North Carolina – From the Charlotte Observer Politics & Government section: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/article134756399.html/video-embed
Washington. DC: Here is the exchange between Sen. Al Franken (D-Minnesota) and Attorney General Nominee Jeff Sessions on voting, voter fraud, and the Voting Rights Act.
Watch MSNBC interview Kelly Ward, former executive director of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee about her new role as the Democrat party’s answer to the wildly successful national Republican redistricting strategy. Ward is interim executive director of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, – a project of President Obama and former Attorney General, Eric Holder –… Read More ›
Illinois – Redistricting reform in Illinois will soon get a decision from a court on whether a proposed 11 member redistricting commission can be submitted to voters as a ballot initiative for an up or down vote. Listen to this local ABC news station interview a representative from the reform group behind the ballot measure on… Read More ›
Washington, DC – On March 8 – 9, Common Cause held its Blueprint for a Great Democracy convention. This session on Race, Redistricting, and Representation gives an extensive overview of redistricting / voting issues in the South and Southwest, especially since the Supreme Court’s Shelby decision. Speakers include Allison Riggs, Senior Attorney, Southern Coalition for… Read More ›
In this local news story, election officials in Augusta City, GA remain befuddled about how to proceed with elections without having to report to the Justice Dept. on their every move. Apparently, the preclearance process has become such an institution in the city, official are at a loss on how to proceed.
On December 8, 2015 the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Evenwel v. Abbott, on the concept of “one person, one vote” and whether states could consider total population or the number of eligible voters when redrawing legislative districts. Click below to listen.
Wash. DC: Professors Julian Zelizer and Orville Vernon Burton talked about the factors that led to the passing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and challenges to voter’s rights after the Supreme Court invalidated part of the act in 2013.