Fighting for a seat at the table when Congressional and State Legislative districts are re-drawn in 2021, and supporting the establishment of an independent redistricting commission to safeguard our elections.
The discriminatory effect of Texas gerrymandering is obvious. Our current maps were drawn by the party in power to suppress the vote of certain constituencies and allow legislators to pick their voters. Gerrymandering is threatening the integrity of our elections and the sanctity of our democracy.
Voters should pick their representatives, not the other way around. Gerrymandering is rigging our elections and suppressing voter participation in crucial elections.
But we have a chance to draw fair maps. This seat for SD-17 will not be up again before redistricting in 2021. If one thing is clear, it’s that we need more Democrats at the table when the maps are drawn.