In Search of Better Redistricting

In Search of Better Redistricting

Email date: 7/13/10

Barrett calls for redistricting reform
As a former state legislator and congressman, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett knows better than most how important – and political – the redrawing of legislative and congressional districts really is. Now as a candidate for governor, Barrett is saying there must be a better way to handle this once-a-decade task. We couldn't agree more. That’s the subject of our latest Big Money Blog.

The Democracy Campaign is working with other groups in Wisconsin and four other Great Lakes states to push for more transparent and accountable redistricting. For more on this regional initiative, go here and here. As part of our Campaign for Accountable Redistricting, we are holding an educational forum on redistricting issues on July 22 at the State Capitol in Madison.

To see television coverage of Mayor Barrett’s announcement, go here. For commentary on why the redistricting process needs to be reformed, go here and here.