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Working toward Fair and Transparent Redistricting in 2021 (and beyond)

We want to see constituents choosing their legislators, instead of legislators choosing their constituents.

NM should work now to implement redistricting reform: a guest column in the Albuquerque Journal by Hannah Burling, President, LWVNM.

Resources for Action

We plan to have links for sample letters to editors, as well as legislator contact information.

Links

Ballotpedia will update this info as the 2020-21 process proceeds. Also has info on past New Mexico redistricting.

https://ballotpedia.org/Redistricting_in_New_Mexico_after_the_2020_census

Fair Districts for New Mexico is working with the Brennan Center. The Brennan Center has worked with a number of states to assist them in improving the redistricting process

Resources on fair redistricting, from the Brennan Center

Information on past redistricting in New Mexico. Will also have info about 2020-21 when available

New Mexico Legislatures Redistricting page

NCSL has information on how other states address redistricting. Also info on proposed relevant legislation in other states. They provide training & resources for state legislatures.

National Conference of State Legislatures

League of Women Voters’ tools for those working on redistricting reform.

LWV US Redistricting Action Kit

Princeton Gerrymandering Project will be monitoring the 2020-21 redistricting process throughout the country.

Princeton Gerrymandering Project

Fair Vote has very good information on the different approaches to redistricting reform

FairVote.org: Redistricting

This document from the Campaign Legal Center gives a comprehensive overview of the redistricting process.

https://campaignlegal.org/sites/default/files/2018-07/Designing_IRC_Report2_FINAL_Print.pdf

Contact Information

Kathleen Burke; fairdistricts (at) lwvnm (dot) org; 505-907-5355
Dick Mason: act (at) lwvnm (dot) org;505-239-3804