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End Gerrymandering In Colorado
Thursday, April 5, 2018, 5:30 PM until 6:30 PM
Drinks & Dialogue
Join us to learn about redistricting efforts to end gerrymandering in Colorado.
Order your favorite drink then stay for dinner at 95a! We will have some tapas to start.
Speaker will be Ron Tupa, former state legislator of Colorado’s House of Representatives and Senate.
A statewide ballot issue is anticipated in the fall.
Political and racial gerrymandering distorts and undermines representative democracy by allowing officials to select their voters rather than voters to elect their officials. When done for purposes of racial discrimination or to ensure the dominance of one political party, gerrymandering runs counter to equal voting rights for all eligible voters.
We promote transparent and accountable redistricting processes and to end hyper-partisan practices that don't benefit constituents. We believe responsibility for fair redistricting should be vested in an independent special commission, with membership that reflects the diversity of the unit of government. The League works in states across the country to pass ballot initiatives to institute independent redistricting commissions.