Redistricting: What It Means and The Role of Nonprofits is FREE courtesy of Nonprofit VOTE
1 Lesson / 73 Minutes / FREE
“One person, one vote” is the foundational principle of our democracy, however achieving this vision is no simple feat. At least once every 10 years, states use data gathered during the Census to revisit (and usually redraw) their district maps to meet strict requirements for population equality and voting rights protections. This process is called redistricting and it impacts where (and who) falls within a district, meaning it can drastically change who represents a district and the makeup of the legislative body as a whole.
While the process can be complex and the ramifications tremendous, there are simple ways for the public and nonprofit organization can engage and ensure fair representation for their communities. Joined by Professor Justin Levitt, Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Law at Loyola Law School, and Mariana Martinez, Director of Civic Engagement Initiatives at The Michigan Nonprofit Association; this webinar aims to demystify redistricting and share some of those engagement strategies.