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        GerryRIGGED: Turning Democracy on Its Head

        Gerrymandering, the process by which political district lines are drawn by the very politicians who stand to benefit by them, affects the fabric of our democracy in profound ways. GERRYRIGGED:  TURNING DEMOCRACY ON ITS HEAD examines its impact.

         

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        GerryRIGGED: Turning Democracy on Its Head

        Gerrymandering, the process by which political district lines are drawn, affects the fabric of our democracy in profound ways.

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        1) GerryRIGGED: Introduction

        Have you ever wondered why our politics is so negative? One major factor is the way our Constitution says politicians should be chosen.

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        2) What is Gerrymandering?

        Gerrymandering is the deliberate manipulation of legislative district boundaries for political power.

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        3) Redistricting

        Every ten years, states redraw their congressional and state legislative districts to reflect changes in population.

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        4) Impacts of Gerrymandering

        Who draws the lines for legislative districts? In most states, the legislators draw their own lines!

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        5) "Packing" Districts

        Packing takes the goal of increasing minority participation in elections as mandated by the Voting Rights Act and turns it on its head.

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        6) Gerrymandering Across the States

        A number of states are considering and implementing redistricting reform.

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        7) Current Landscape | Gerrymandering

        If prominent members of both major political parties agree there is a problem, where do we go from here?

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        8) Gerrymandering Reform Efforts

        A growing, grassroots movement in several states is fighting to take the power to draw district lines away from the legislature.

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        9) Next Steps | Gerrymandering

        In the end, change will not happen unless politicians know their constituents demand change.

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