Report from the Redistricting Committee

A committee on redistricting reform is a new initiative by LWV-Wake. We formed it in response to the results of the November election and the need to explore what we can do about political gridlock and lack of representation in our government. While this is not really a local issue, we are joining both the LWV-NC and LWV-US on the Fair Elections policy initiative. We are thrilled to say that more than 40 members are part of the new Redistricting Committee. We welcome additional members. The committee recently met and created small groups to explore important issues within the larger topic of redistricting reform. Currently, the best way to join us is to think about joining our email group and/or one of our small groups, described below.

We welcome additional members. The committee recently met and created small groups to explore important issues within the larger topic of redistricting reform. Currently, the best way to join us is to think about joining our email group and/or one of our small groups, described below.

 

 

Redistricting Committee Teams

Teams   Tasks   Team Leaders
Redistricting Reform Principles   Define, discuss, and analyze the concepts and principles behind redistricting reform   Laurel Voelker
Other State Experiences   Review lessons learned from other states’ models - what did they do, how did they achieve reform, how effective has it been   Rachel Madsen
Legal Foundations   Review the legal history of redistricting in NC and US court cases through the years   Aylett Colson
Demographic Factors   Identify what role demographic shifts may play in advocating for reform in 2020 and 2030   Walter Salinger (LWV-PT)
Roadblocks to Reform   Identify political, legal, and economic factors affecting the ability to achieve reform in NC   Marlene Wilson
Influencing Public Opinion   Craft a public education campaign to advocate for reform and create the needed groundswell of support to get legislative action   Dianna Wynn