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  • 2017 Bills

    January 17, 2017 • Advocacy

    (Click on bill number to see more information about it) Key SJ = Senate Joint Resolution SB = Senate Bill HJ = House Joint Resolution HB = House Bill SJ 290 Patron – Janet Howell and Jill Vogel Provides the criteria for electoral districts drawn by the General Assembly. Talking Points – SJ 290 SJ 231 […]

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  • We Need Your Help

    February 18, 2016 • Advocacy

    Are you ready for more civility in our politics? Do you want to bring about a discourse of respect? The presidential primaries are coming to Virginia and we want to educate voters on the one topic that unites people across the parties. OneVirginia2021 has supporters all over the political spectrum and the more we reach […]

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  • How to Help Today

    February 01, 2016 • Advocacy

    Today’s a big day because tomorrow morning is the big vote in the House subcommittee. We would love for you to call and/or email those subcommittee members TODAY! We NEED you to tell the legislators to vote YES on fair redistricting bills. This is our chance to take redistricting further than anyone in Virginia history. Come […]

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  • SB 840: Ending Political Gerrymandering in Virginia

    November 09, 2015 • Advocacy

    Introduced by Senator John Watkins (R) What is SB 840? SB 840 is a bill that inserts specific non-partisan criteria into the code of Virginia for the General Assembly to observe in the drawing of district lines, including respect for political boundaries, equal population, racial and ethnic fairness, contiguity, compacts, and communities of interest. The […]

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  • Compact

    September 14, 2015 • Advocacy

    Update: (Feb. 22, 2017) A lot has happened since resolving discovery issues this summer with the 6 Senators who opposed transparency and fought to keep their redistricting documents secret. The trial is rapidly approaching. We have hired one of the most well-respected experts in the business, Dr. Michael McDonald, to testify about how far the […]

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  • Tell the General Assembly & Governor: Transparency is Needed in Redistricting Session!

    August 12, 2015 • Advocacy

    Join our call for transparency in this special session!  The General Assembly is back to redraw congressional districts on Monday, August 17th.  Some members have drawn new maps, but only one map has been shown to the public.  So we are calling for transparency and asking them to answer some basic questions about their maps. […]

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  • Is that district a frog or a whale?

    July 31, 2015 • AdvocacyNews

    During her last week, our intern Coly Elhia (Maggie Walker ’15, heading to Williams College this fall) started pondering the ridiculous shapes of Virginia’s districts. What started as a harmless afterthought has now spiraled into an full fledged office feud. We now need your help to end this debate once and for all. What does the district below look […]

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  • Caught Red-Handed: Gerrymandering in Florida

    July 16, 2015 • Advocacy

    Florida Legislature Caught Red-Handed By: Emily Wagman, Legal Intern for OneVirginia2021 Can politicians hide their efforts to circumvent the law to gerrymander their state? The Florida Supreme Court certainly doesn’t think so. In League of Women Voters of Florida v. Detzner, Florida’s highest court found that circumstantial evidence and too many coincidences showed that the […]

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  • Thank You!

    February 20, 2015 • Advocacy

    We would like to thank all our supporters and allies for their wonderful efforts this legislative session. We have made some definitive progress and learned so much from all of you.  We pushed this reform further and with more strength than it has ever had before.  And we’re only just begun to fight.   As […]

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  • Futrell

    February 16, 2015 • Advocacy

    Partisan politicians manipulate elections to keep themselves and their party in power. They meet behind closed doors and draw voting maps that directly benefit themselves. That’s putting the fox in charge of the henhouse – it’s a conflict of interest. Virginia can do better!  Del. Futrell is going to be able to vote YES or NO […]

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  • Landes

    February 16, 2015 • Advocacy

    Partisan politicians manipulate elections to keep themselves and their party in power. They meet behind closed doors and draw voting maps that directly benefit themselves. That’s putting the fox in charge of the henhouse – it’s a conflict of interest. Virginia can do better!  Del. Landes is going to be able to vote YES or NO […]

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  • Bills We Support

    February 16, 2015 • Advocacy

    SJ 284 – Vogel (R)/Lucas (D) Bill Independent Redistricting Commission + Non-Partisan Criteria Bill Page & Bill Text

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  • Ransone

    February 10, 2015 • Advocacy

    Partisan politicians manipulate elections to keep themselves and their party in power. They meet behind closed doors and draw voting maps that directly benefit themselves. That’s putting the fox in charge of the henhouse – it’s a conflict of interest. Virginia can do better!  Del. Ransone is going to be able to vote YES or […]

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  • Fowler

    February 10, 2015 • Advocacy

    Partisan politicians manipulate elections to keep themselves and their party in power. They meet behind closed doors and draw voting maps that directly benefit themselves. That’s putting the fox in charge of the henhouse – it’s a conflict of interest. Virginia can do better!  Del. Fowler is going to be able to vote YES or NO […]

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  • Minchew

    February 10, 2015 • Advocacy

    Partisan politicians manipulate elections to keep themselves and their party in power. They meet behind closed doors and draw voting maps that directly benefit themselves. That’s putting the fox in charge of the henhouse – it’s a conflict of interest. Virginia can do better!  Del. Ransone is going to be able to vote YES or […]

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  • Sickles

    February 10, 2015 • Advocacy

    Partisan politicians manipulate elections to keep themselves and their party in power. They meet behind closed doors and draw voting maps that directly benefit themselves. That’s putting the fox in charge of the henhouse – it’s a conflict of interest. Virginia can do better!  Del. Sickles is going to be able to vote YES or NO […]

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  • Cole

    February 10, 2015 • Advocacy

    Partisan politicians manipulate elections to keep themselves and their party in power. They meet behind closed doors and draw voting maps that directly benefit themselves. That’s putting the fox in charge of the henhouse – it’s a conflict of interest. Virginia can do better!  Del. Cole is going to be able to vote YES or NO […]

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  • Independent Commission

    February 10, 2015 • Advocacy

    An Independent Commission Will Reduce the Conflict of Interest Legislators Have When They Draw Their Own Districts. To do this we backed key legislation in 2015, SJ 284, to create an independent redistricting commission with non-partisan criteria. It removes the conflict of interest that politicians have when they draw their own districts.  (Yes, it’s crazy that […]

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  • Countdown: Will They Hear the Bill?

    February 06, 2015 • Advocacy

    Just three days left…will they hear SJ 284? Our General Assembly members have two main parts of their job to do:  debate issues and vote on them.  So far, the chair of House Privileges and Elections Committee, Delegate Cole, has kept both of these from happening on a key ethical issue! So we are counting down the days until […]

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  • Bills To Support!

    February 06, 2015 • Advocacy

    Virginian Redistricting Commission + Criteria SJ 284 – Vogel (R)/Lucas (D) Bill Page & Bill Text Referendum Bill SB 824 – Miller (D) Bill Page & Bill Text Statutory Criteria Bill SB 840 – Watkins (R) Bill Page & Bill Text Redistricting Advisory Commission Established SB 1000 – Lewis (D) Bill Page & Bill Text

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  • Ramadan

    February 03, 2015 • Advocacy

    Partisan politicians manipulate elections to keep themselves and their party in power. They meet behind closed doors and draw voting maps that directly benefit themselves. That’s putting the fox in charge of the henhouse – it’s a conflict of interest. Help us by contacting Delegate Ramadan and tell him to vote YES on SJ 284! Call here: (804) […]

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  • Cole

    February 03, 2015 • Advocacy

    Partisan politicians manipulate elections to keep themselves and their party in power. They meet behind closed doors and draw voting maps that directly benefit themselves. That’s putting the fox in charge of the henhouse – it’s a conflict of interest. Help us by contacting Delegate Cole and tell him to vote YES on SJ 284! Call here: (804) […]

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  • Miller

    February 03, 2015 • Advocacy

    Partisan politicians manipulate elections to keep themselves and their party in power. They meet behind closed doors and draw voting maps that directly benefit themselves. That’s putting the fox in charge of the henhouse – it’s a conflict of interest. Help us by contacting Delegate Miller and tell him to vote YES on SJ 284! Call here: (804) […]

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  • Hugo

    February 03, 2015 • Advocacy

    Partisan politicians manipulate elections to keep themselves and their party in power. They meet behind closed doors and draw voting maps that directly benefit themselves. That’s putting the fox in charge of the henhouse – it’s a conflict of interest. Help us by contacting Delegate Hugo and tell him to vote YES on SJ 284! Call here: (804) […]

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  • Joannou

    February 02, 2015 • Advocacy

    Partisan politicians manipulate elections to keep themselves and their party in power. They meet behind closed doors and draw voting maps that directly benefit themselves. That’s putting the fox in charge of the henhouse – it’s a conflict of interest. Help us by contacting Delegate Joannou and tell him to vote YES on SJ 284! Call […]

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