Redistricting and Map-drawing is nearly upon us – and GerryMander is gearing up to fleece our democracy once again!!!
July 8, 2021
The redistricting calendar is moving fast now. Six weeks ago, the 2020 Census released the first public results regarding how the U.S. House of Representatives 435 seats will be apportioned among the 50 states for the next decade. As anticipated, population growth since 2010 means North Carolina will gain a 14th seat! Michigan, Illinois, Ohio, […]
The maps are coming! The maps are coming! But … that darned Census …
March 4, 2021
Finally, we have some clarity on Redistricting 2021 and map drawing – The darned 2020 Census remains incomplete, and the redistricting process cannot move forward until the 2020 Census numbers are delivered to 1) Congress, who will reapportion the 435 U.S. House of Representatives seats among our 50 states; and 2) state legislatures, who will […]
The Terrible Truth of GerryMandering
August 11, 2020
Last evening, I finished reading Exposure: Poisoned Water, Corporate Greed, and One Lawyer’s Twenty-Year Battle Against DuPont. It’s more nightmare than bedtime story. Midway through the book, the author in a lonely and anxious mood says, “I knew I had uncovered a terrible truth. I knew it was dangerously real. It had been successfully buried […]
Turmoil Abounds Everywhere!
June 30, 2020
The word for the times seems to be turmoil! Everywhere one looks! Corona virus-induced illness and death. Awkwardness of masks and social distancing … and the irrational partisanship that has accompanied both. The loneliness of “shelter in place.” Shutdown of all things normal. Massive unemployment. Bankruptcies in progress and on the near horizon. School closures. […]
What’s cooking today on gerrymandering and fair redistricting
May 21, 2019
Tuesday, May 7, saw Common Cause North Carolina hosting the People’s Lobby Day to END GERRYMANDERING. Lots of patter over fair maps in the public realm, but the North Carolina legislative leadership hasn’t even bothered to ignite the stove. No surprise there. The same trend repeats across many other states (Pennsylvania, Maryland, Michigan, Ohio, et. al.) […]
The Flush GerryMander campaign launches in NC
June 14, 2018
Thanks to everyone who joined us Wednesday in Charlotte for the launch event of our Flush GerryMander campaign, featuring a live performance by Gerry Mander himself! Get involved in the fight for fair voting maps or make a donation to support our work. There’s much more to come from the Flush GerryMander campaign!
Meet Gerry Mander – live and in person!
June 5, 2018
We’re excited to invite you to the official launch event of our Flush Gerry Mander project! Please join us on Wednesday, June 13 at 10:00 a.m. in Charlotte at Morrison Regional Library (7015 Morrison Blvd.) and meet Gerry Mander in person. The event will include a press conference and performance with Gerry Mander himself. We’ll also […]
Gerrymandering Court Decisions Flooding News Media
January 29, 2018
Between January 10 and January 23, the Charlotte Observer published eight separate articles – two being editorials – about gerrymandering in North Carolina, including the anticipated rigging of judicial districts. This unrelenting news and commentary concerns unconstitutional election districts created by the NC General Assembly. North Carolina isn’t alone in recent news. Pennsylvania has been […]
Anemic Primary Election Turnout and Voter Choice
October 26, 2017
Did you vote in the most recent primary election? No? Sadly, you’re not in the minority. Here is something to think about… The general tenor of our society today of rampant polarization, impatience, meanness, and selfishness reflects the character of far too many individuals in political power. Your absence abets that condition every time you stay […]
Who are all those people?
October 24, 2017
Did you realize that Gerry is rigging elections for political candidates? We are not choosing them, they are forcing us to choose what they want. Does that sound like Democracy to you? It doesn’t to us & it is time we Flush GerryMandering!
How gerrymandering impacts us!
September 29, 2017
Gerrymander. Curious word, isn’t it? Could mean about anything, I suppose. But if you care about our precious democracy you should know that it’s cheating – by political parties. Rigging elections by drawing election district maps so those same parties can pick their voters. In so doing, they thwart competition by making it nearly impossible […]
LET’S TALK ABOUT IT…
July 28, 2017
We have created a video series to explain why we need to Flush GerryMander Now! Knowledge is power & the power to make a change in our community. Please take a few minutes to understand who we are dealing with.
Introducing you to Flush GerryMander
June 12, 2017
It was in 7th grade – a class called Social Studies – when I was first introduced to ‘gerrymandering’. A whimsical, silly word perhaps, but a truly evil practice.