We support OneVirginia2021 and their efforts to create an independent citizens' redistricting commission in Virginia.
Since the last time Virginia was redistricted in 2010, our district maps have been rejected on multiple occasions for violating the Voting Rights Act. Politicians who care more about winning elections than representing their constituents have had too much power in drawing our district maps.
With the 2020 census right around the corner, Virginians have an opportunity to change the process -- but we have to act now.
In 2020, we support legislation creating an independent commission to draw the new districts, one that will have representation, rather than reelection, in mind. In a recent Unite America Institute poll, 65% of Virginians said they supported the cause, which means now we just have to convince elected officials to do the right thing.
Learn more about OneVirginia2021 and their efforts here.