Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Federal Court Rules 2011 State Legislative District Maps are Unconstitutional

For Release: Tuesday - November 22, 2016

Statement of Common Cause in Wisconsin Director Jay Heck on
Federal Court Ruling That

Wisconsin's 2011 Gerrymandering
of State Legislative Districts is Unconstitutional

On Monday, a federal 3-judge court panel issued an unprecedented decision that is a huge victory for all of those voters of Wisconsin who want and deserve a real choice in their elections and a system of redrawing state legislative districts after each Census in a non-partisan, transparent and reputable process.

Never before in the nation's history has partisan gerrymandering been struck down as unconstitutional.

Yesterday, that standard changed for the betterment of democracy – not just in Wisconsin, but nationally.

For more on this significant and hopeful development go here and here.



Jay Heck
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608/512-9363 (cell)

Common Cause in Wisconsin
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Madison, WI  53703

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