Category Archives: Redistricting

A new year and new hope for Georgia

CCGA’s Resolutions for 2012 Convince the General Assembly to allocate more funding to the State Ethics Commission and give them back their authority. Impost a lobbyist gift cap of $100 and prevent government officials from becoming lobbyist shortly after leaving office. … Continue reading

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Scarlet Letter or Equality Insurance?

The 1965 Voting Rights Act debate in Georgia The redistricting machine is still in motion.  Yet, as the legislature works to pass the maps drawn up in the August special session, it finds itself up against an old familiar roadblock: … Continue reading

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Redistricting Maps Response

While the General Assembly may believe they drew fair maps in a “transparent” process the reality is a far cry from their claims. Despite the efforts of the Georgia Redistricting Alliance, it seems that we will once again have maps … Continue reading

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Let the gerrymandering begin

If you want evidence for the need of an independent redistricting commission, look no further than the proposed draft of the new state House District Maps. The maps have not even been released to the public yet, but are already … Continue reading

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My map making adventure

Here is my experience attempting to create a redistricting map. First, I’d like to give you a little background on myself. I am a college student. I do not study political science, and I am not very knowledgeable on political … Continue reading

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Recent Redistricting News:

Georgia has had two redistricting events in two days. Common Cause Georgia and the GA Redistricting Alliance hosted an information session with Senator Mitch Seabaugh. The next day the GA House and Senate held hearings to determine the principles they … Continue reading

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Get revved up for redistricting!

Our government is designed to a give voice to the people. The structure fails if  people remain silent. Sadly, too many people are simply observers rather than participants. The main reason people refrain from participating is they lack the motivation … Continue reading

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The Basics of Redistricting

Every 10 years the United States Government is constitutionally mandated to conduct a census of its population. Following the census, states must adjust their electoral districts to account for shifts in the population. The requirements for each district are that … Continue reading

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Taking Politics Out of Politics

Whenever we talk about redistricting reform, someone is almost guaranteed to bring up that old saw: “You can’t take the politics out of politics.” On the surface, it’s a perfectly logical thought.  However, life is always more complicated than a … Continue reading

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The Census Bottom Line

The new census numbers will be used to change all political boundaries in Georgia, and thus define your voting choices, for the next ten years. This change has made some quite uncomfortable, while some are looking forward to something new. … Continue reading

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