Voters are supposed to choose candidates. But when lawmakers draw district lines to entrench one party’s political power, some votes count more than others. The Brennan Center's solutions: independent redistricting commissions in every state and legal protections against extreme gerrymandering.
Gerrymandering, the practice of drawing districts to favor one political party or racial group, skews election results, makes races less competitive, hurts communities of color, and thwarts the will of the voters. It leads many Americans to feel their voices don’t matter. We promote solutions to ensure fair redistricting and fight for an accurate and equitable census, a critical battle in light of the Trump administration’s efforts to manipulate the 2020 survey.
Making democracy work, for everyone.
Voter suppression. Gerrymandering. Big money in politics. Democracy is under attack. This year, the House of Representatives approved the For the People Act, which includes innovative solutions the Brennan Center developed on voting, ethics, campaign finance, and fair election maps.