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Common Cause sets sights on local redistricting

Non-partisan mapmakers offer best hope for fair elections


By Ethnic Media Services

Although new Congressional and state legislative district boundaries are mostly set for this year’s elections, the redistricting process for local elections continues.


Common Cause, a nonprofit that has taken a leadership role in trying to de-politicize the process of dividing changing populations into equal-size political districts, hosted a press briefing on March 8 on the promise and problems facing current local redistricting.

“All politics is local,” said Suzanne Almeida, Common Cause Redistricting and Representation Counsel, “and voters across the country are showing that they won’t accept the gerr