The once-a-decade redistricting process that follows the 2020 Census will shape communities’ political representation for the decade ahead. The extent to which communities are fairly represented profoundly influences policies and resources for education, health care, economic development, infrastructure, the environment, and other areas.

Fair Representation in Redistricting 

Building on the unprecedented collaboration around the 2020 Census, a set of foundations established, with nonprofit leaders, the Fair Representation in Redistricting initiative, which includes: 1) support for civic organizations and coalitions in targeted states to advance community-centered redistricting; 2) research and mitigation strategies to promote the continued use of total population for drawing districts; and 3) national support services to enable fair maps across states.

The initiative is designed to achieve these goals:

  • Redistricting processes in targeted states are transparent and include robust public input
    – with particular attention to involvement by historically underrepresented communities
  • All states utilize total population for drawing districts
  • State maps comply fully with the Voting Rights Act

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