Stop the Gerrymander! LWVSC's redistricting effort seeks a bipartisan Redistricting Commission and lines which do not protect incumbents or political parties. Go to our Redistricting page to learn more, sign up for our blog, find a speaker, and get one of our Stop the Gerrymander bumper stickers.
In keeping with the League's longstanding mission, "Making Democracy Work," The League of Women Voters emphasizes a nonpartisan approach to redistricting reform. Our goal is not to further the interests of a party or candidate, but of the voters. We want district lines drawn by an independent commission and we want criteria that do not include protecting the interests of incumbents or parties. This is essential to break through voter apathy (why vote if the conclusion is foregone?), to reduce polarization in our legislature and Congress, and to ensure that every legislator must make his or her case to voters representing the full range of citizens who live in around their communities.
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Does my Vote Even Count? A Forum on Election Reform
Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019
Richland County Main Library
5:30 - 7PM
To help explain the issues around redistricting The League of Women Voters of the Charleston Area has developed this informative slide presentation powered by Stacker.
To explain Gerrymandering the League of Women Voters of the Clemson Area has developed a slide program Gerrymandering in SC .
National Articles worth considering:
Diluting the Vote: Redistricting Violations Threaten the US Election System By SHEELA NIMISHAKAVI | August 2, 2017
Non-Profit Quarterly Voting Rights and the Efficiency Gap Measure By ERIN RUBIN | August 16, 2017
The New Front in the Gerrymandering Wars: Democracy vs. Math Sophisticated computer modeling has taken district manipulation to new extremes. To fix this, courts might have to learn how to run the numbers themselves By EMILY BAZELONAUG. 29, 2017
What I Learned at Gerrymandering Summer Camp (Wired Magazine) SIE LAPOWSKY 08.27.17
Supercomputers vs. gerrymandering: Data could be the next key to creating fair state voting districts ANGELO YOUNG Salon APR 10, 2017
Filing date: Dec 18, 2018 Referred to: House Committee on the Judiciary