Laura Flanders Show

Season 2, Episode 47 of 52

Redistricting has the power to shape elections, and this year, it's more controversial than ever. After a contentious 2020 census, the development of advanced mapping technologies, and a 2019 Supreme Court decision that put partisan gerrymandering outside the scope of federal courts, voting rights advocates contend that racial gerrymandering is rampant-in the south and beyond. In this episode, Laura speaks with redistricting experts from Colorado, Michigan, Texas, and New York who are working to ensure that minority voters have a seat at the table. It's not too late, they say. New technologies are making it possible for citizens groups to step into the fray and fight for fairer representation. Guests: Khyla D. Craine, Redistricting Committee Chair Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.; Carly Hare, (Pawnee/Yankton), Colorado Independent Congressional Redistricting Commission, Chair; Stephen Holmes, Commissioner Precinct 3, Galveston County, TX; Michael Li, Brennan Center for Justice, Senior Counsel Democracy Program.

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