End Gerrymandering Now! [pinback button]

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End Gerrymandering Now! [pinback button]

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Pinback button created by OneVirginia2021, an American civic non-profit organization founded to advocate for a non-partisan redistricting of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Formed in 2014, OneVirginia2021 is made up of people from across the political spectrum, including Republicans, Democrats, and TEA party members. 

Gerrymandering is the practice of setting the boundaries of electoral districts to favor specific political interests. The redrawing of district lines takes place after each new U. S. Census to ensure that the "one person one vote" requirement is met.

Partisan gerrymandering works to increase the power of a political party. Racial gerrymandering weakens representation, and therefore the political power, of minority voters.

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OneVirginia2021

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Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries

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Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries

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Notes

Learn more:
Miller, G. (2018). The map that popularised the word 'Gerrymander.' National Geographic (November 6, 2018).

Ingraham, C. (2015, March 1). This is the best explanation of gerrymandering you will ever see. The Washington Post.

Baker v. Carr, 1962.

Reynolds v. Sims, 1964. 

Redistricting guru's hard drives could mean legal, political woes for GOP (2019, June 6), National Public Radio. 

One Virginia 2021, organization website

Citation

OneVirginia2021, “End Gerrymandering Now! [pinback button],” Social Welfare History Image Portal, accessed September 23, 2019, https://images.socialwelfare.library.vcu.edu/items/show/478.