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Analysis:
Political representation is not the only factor affected by partisan redistricting.  A 2018 study found that access to consumer credit, particularly for those living on the margins, is decreased for people who live in gerrymandered districts.  Listen to an interview with the author on Marketplace or read the original research paper.
Perspective:
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 observations in Political Geography.

REDISTRICTING RESOURCES FOR:

 

How can I engage with REDISTRICTING?

  1. UNDERSTAND the US Census and the process for apportionment and redistricting
  2. KNOW THE RULES - be knowledgeable about YOUR state’s redistricting process
  3. DISCUSS key criteria for drawing electoral districts
  4. EXPLAIN your community
  5. CREATE your own congressional districts using a free online mapping tool
  6. CRITIQUE existing maps
  7. SHARE your knowledge
    • Encourage your family and friends to be active participants in the redistricting process
Students exploring Ohio Giant Map and Flashes of Insight Activity
Where can I find more details about the redistricting process in my state?

Please contact Rebecca Theobald in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies for more information.

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