Our civic representation work ensures that when people participate in our democracy, their power is not distorted or diluted. We fight for equitable redistricting, accurate Census counts, clean elections, fair courts, and getting money out of politics.
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We believe all Americans should be able to elect officials who truly represent them and the interests of their communities. We also believe that true representation begins with a fair and accurate decennial Census, as the Census forms the basis for reapportionment and redistricting. Unfortunately, people of color, youth, and low-income individuals have been disproportionately undercounted in previous censuses and are more likely to live in areas designated by the Census Bureau as hard to count. The first step to ensuring their representation is guaranteeing that they are counted in 2020. As such, we are coordinating with our partners to ensure a successful and accurate Census.
We are also committed to ensuring fair redistricting so that boundaries are not manipulated to favor political parties. Gerrymandering destroys the potential for truly representative democracy and further dilutes the political power of our most marginalized communities. While we try to eliminate gerrymandering, we must also lessen the impact of money in our political system.
Our tables serve as hubs for collaborative civic representation work, where partner organizations pool resources and fight for a democracy that is vibrantly active and truly fair.