Welcome to GeoCivics
"This is gerrymandering at its worst. It doesn't have to be that way." Explore maps from The Washington Post discussing why politicians elected under these maps face less popular accountability. Listen to The Economist podcast, Checks and Balance for another view of the current situation as maps are approved and litigation moves through the courts.
Read about the most transparent mapping process in the history of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Committee of Seventy's Draw the Lines PA salutes The Citizen Map Corps and countless others involved in the project. Public engagement in redistricting changes how maps are constructed and discussed.
Wondering "whether increased accessibility of demographic data and geospatial tools will push official mapping processes to reflect more accurately the electorate in states across the country, or whether they will be manipulated to further skew district lines to favor one group"? Read Rebecca Theobald's observations in Political Geography.
REDISTRICTING RESOURCES FOR:
How can I participate in REDISTRICTING?
UNDERSTAND the US Census and the process for apportionment and redistricting
- Watch videos from the U.S. Census and GeoCivics
- Listen to the TEDx Talk, Redistricting of the people, by the people, and for the people
- Do your state’s ‘On the Move’ lesson
SHARE your knowledge
- Encourage your family and friends to be active participants in the redistricting process
Where can I find details about the redistricting process in my state?