Every state is undergoing the once-a-decade process to redraw their legislator districts. Here’s 2 resources you need to get your voice heard.
What Does the New Census Data Tell Us About Future Elections?
Which states won and lost districts, and what the new census data means for future elections.
Election 2020: Danger Ahead for the Wisconsin Legislature
Could Wisconsin be more of a battleground state in 2020? I’m not sure how it could be. It is, famously, one of the 3 “blue wall” states that Trump won by the narrowest margin in 2016. Since then, however, Wisconsin… Read More ›
How Many People Have Returned the 2020 Census So Far?
The government spends years preparing to take the census every decade. So how are we doing thus far, especially considering we’re in the middle of a pandemic? The U.S. Census Bureau has suspended sending people to homes to follow up… Read More ›
You’re Home, So Please Take the Census
Why is the census important? Well, let’s see. The census tells the government how many people are living in every community, and those numbers drive a lot of decisions and policies, like: how many congressional districts the state will… Read More ›
11 State Legislative Chambers Democrats Could Flip in 2020
We have a chance this November to wrest control of several state legislatures back from the Republicans. And this is crucially important this year, because 2020 is a census year. That means that whoever is in charge of state legislatures… Read More ›
What’s At Stake in the 2020 Elections
Everyone still remembers we have major elections coming up in less than a year, right? With impeachment likely going into a bit of a quiet phase as the Intelligence Committee writes up an impeachment report to give to the House… Read More ›
Serious About Redistricting? Get Training to Help Secure Fair Districts!
The election dominance of the Republicans this past decade have made clear just how important it is for us to take redistricting seriously. The next round of nationwide redistricting will happen in 2020, following the results of the Census. So,… Read More ›
Democrats Need to Win Big to Gain Control Over Redistricting in 2020
Every election is important, but some elections carry additional weight. 2020 will be one of those years. And I’m not even talking about the White House or the Senate today. No, the reason why 2020 is so important is because… Read More ›
Political⚡Charge Hits 500. What’s Next?
I can’t quite believe it, but this is my 500th post. I got into this because I believe our democracy gets stronger when more people are actively engaging and shaping the political process. I am inspired by YOUR desire to… Read More ›
A Big Win for the Census: What Comes Next
Yesterday, the Commerce Department, in charge of the 2020 Census cried uncle. Yes, after a Supreme Court decision that didn’t go their way and staring down a big deadline to start printing questionnaires, the Trump administration decided to give up… Read More ›
The Latest Twist with the 2020 Census
The decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census could affect how many U.S. Representatives every state gets to send to Congress in the next decade. Some states will gain while others lose. But I am of the… Read More ›
Trump is Trying to Lock In White Republican Power. We Now Have Proof.
What do Republican gerrymandering and the 2020 census have in common? They share the same architect. Yes, this architect worked on these democracy-bending projects for the Republicans in order to be “advantageous to Republicans and Non-Hispanic Whites.” We’ve all guessed… Read More ›
The Final Hurdle for the 2020 Census
Today, the Supreme Court will be taking on the question of a citizenship question in the 2020 Census. The decision they make could shift money and resources to devastating consequence that would be impossible to repair for another 10 years…. Read More ›
Who’s Ready for Some Good News?
As important as it is to stay informed about what’s going on, I recognize the news can be fairly negative. There’s always something that needs our attention and advocacy. So, as a change of pace, here’s a post about some… Read More ›
Judge Says No to Trump’s Attempt to Weaponize the Census
Do you want Trump to be involved in determining how many legislators your state will have in Congress? Well, that’s one outcome if Trump gets his way with the Census. Thankfully, a judge ruled against their ploy yesterday. But the… Read More ›
Gerrymandering is a Scourge on Democracy. But It’s Beatable.
Should politicians be allowed to choose the constituents they want to serve? No, of course not. That would be ridiculous. Their job is to represent the voters and their needs. But, essentially, that’s what gerrymandering does–it flips the script. Gerrymandering… Read More ›
1 Thing You Can Do to Protect Your State from Trump
The Trump Administration is trying to game how many votes each state will get in the Electoral College. Seems crazy, but it’s true. At the same time, they’re also trying to hurt states with large immigrant communities. Now that sounds… Read More ›