Mapping Our Future: Redistricting Conference
March 12, 2017
Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy teamed with Common Cause and the Campaign Legal Center to convene a “Mapping Our Future” conference with redistricting experts from across the nation on March 2-3, 2017. National LWV President Chris Carson was included in an impressive line-up of presenters. Leaders from NC League chapters were also in attendance to learn and create action steps for education and advocacy.
Time and again at the conference, North Carolina was held up as an example of one of the most egregious gerrymandering offenders in the country. But the conference also provided a hopeful pathway to reform by explaining how other states have successfully moved beyond gerrymandering and enacted nonpartisan redistricting. If fair redistricting can work in places like California or Iowa, it can work in North Carolina. Visit our Fair Elections League Action Team page for more resources and to get involved in our education and advocacy efforts.