Now that two-thirds of the states have adopted their new legislative district maps, we have a clearer sense of what has actually happened with redistricting. The good news is, Democrats avoided the doomsday scenario some had predicted. To put this… Read More ›
This Fall, It’s Redistricting Season. Here’s What You Need To Know
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.
It’s Time For a 2021 Gerrymandering Update
2021 is a big year for the census, redistricting, and who will ultimately be allowed to draw the map lines.
What You Need To Know About the Gerrymandering Fight Coming in 2021
Redistricting will be a big story in 2021 and presents us with an opportunity to make some real progress.
How To Stop Politicians From Cherry-Picking Their Voters
Which one would you rather have? Voters picking their politicians or politicians picking their voters? I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but in all but a handful of states, politicians are choosing their voters. They do that… Read More ›
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 ›
Battleground North Carolina: Let’s Flip the State Legislature
We can agree that Republicans have no business governing anywhere in the country, right? It’s not just that Trumpism seems to have infected politics at the state level, it’s not even that the Republican party doesn’t seem to have any… Read More ›
Election 2020: Flipping the Michigan State House
Could Michigan 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, Michiganders… 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 ›
The Latest in Voting Rights in the States
Always assume that your voting rights are under attack. The best way to counteract it is to pay attention and also be on the offensive. Here’s what’s going on in a handful of states–some of it is good news, and… Read More ›
Beto’s New Focus: Flipping the Texas House
Ok, readers. Why is 2020 a really, really important election year? Yes, yes, it’s our chance to finally get Trump out of the White House. But seriously, it’s important beyond that. Whichever party is in charge of the state legislatures… 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 ›
Sunday Reading: The Nightmare Scenario
Every week I come across articles that I find interesting and that I think my readers here at Political⚡Charge might enjoy as well. Here are this week’s recommendations. The Secret Files of the Master of Modern Republican Gerrymandering The secrets… Read More ›
Want to End Gerrymandering? Time to Sharpen Your Skills.
Do you want to be able to inspire people to help you with an issue that you deeply care about? If so, learning how to communicate effectively is a must. On the issue of gerrymandering and redistricting, I have a… Read More ›
Voting Rights in the News
Always assume that your voting rights are under attack. The best way to counteract it is to pay attention and also be on the offensive. Here’s what’s going on in six states–some of it is good news, and some of… 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 ›