Redistricting

Fair Democracy requires fair representation but the current method for determining legislative district boundaries is deeply flawed.  At present, district boundaries are determined by whichever political party is in power after a Census (Redistricting).  That means that they can be drawn in such a way as to maximize the chance that the party in power will get re-elected. Therefore, it is important that a bipartisan method be created that will provide fair representation.

The National Democratic Redistricting Committee (NDRC) is currently partnering with organizing for Action (OFA) to reform the practice.

OFA Duluth Redistricting

North Carolina Partisan Gerrymandering Case (Rucho vs. Common Cause)

Meet the Math Professor Who’s Fighting Gerrymandering With Geometry

03/03/2016 – Medford/Somerville, Mass. – Moon Duchin, Associate Professor of Mathematics, poses for a photo on March 3, 2016. (Alonso Nichols/Tufts University)

Dr. Moon Duchin is a Math professor at Tufts who, with four other colleagues, created the Metric Geometry and Gerrymandering Group (MGGG) in 2017. Their purpose was to create mathematical tools to evaluate fairness of existing district representation and proposed changes (redistricting).  The group started training mathematicians to prepare them to be expert witnesses for redistricting court cases.

If you want to get involved, you can visit their website.