Terrance Carroll: Virginians can create a better Commonwealth
Unite Colorado executive director and former Speaker of the House in Colorado Terrance Carroll knows a thing or two about what it means to lead with a servant's heart.
Gerrymandering, the practice of politicians choosing which voters they serve, is antithetical to that stance, Carroll says. Far too often in Virginia, politicians are choosing their voters, instead of the other way around. In an opinion piece for the Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star, Carroll, himself a DC native, voiced his support for Amendment 1:
"Leading with a servant’s heart requires that you place people first. Gerrymandering runs counter to this principle because the pursuit of power is prioritized over the servant-leadership we should demand and expect from our elected leaders.
It’s a dangerous norm that voters around the country have come to accept, but it doesn’t have to stay this way. Virginians have the opportunity to create a better commonwealth this November by voting “Yes” on Amendment 1."