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  • Killing redistricting bill was shameful

    February 10, 2017 • Other

    Killing redistricting bill was shameful Editor, Times-Dispatch:Our redistricting process badly needs reform. Politicians shouldn’t be able to draw voting maps and manipulate elections. More than 100 people turned out on Feb. 3 to support HJ763, a bipartisan bill to stop gerrymandering and make redistricting more fair. Redistricting should be handled by an independent panel, not by […]

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  • Nelson County distillery owner running for GOP Governor nomination

    February 06, 2017 • Other

    ABC13 WSET By Ashley Ann (Skip to about 13:00 minutes in to here candidate Denver Riggleman talk about gerrymandering!) The latest Christopher Newport University poll has Ed Gillespie leading the 4-person field of Republican candidates for Governor. The newest candidate, Nelson County distillery owner Denver Riggleman, has only 1 percent support in the poll, but he […]

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  • Group Speaks Out About Gerrymandering

    February 02, 2017 • Other

    By Ruthann Carr Fluvanna Review About 100 Lake Monticello Newcomers and Old Friends members heard about the scourge of gerrymandering Sunday (Jan. 29) at a meeting at the Lake Monticello Volunteer Fire Department. It’s an issue with unusual bipartisan support that has far-reaching effects on who represents the people, said Brian Cannon, executive director of One […]

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  • Several Re-Districting Reform Bills on Table for Va. General Assembly

    January 23, 2017 • Other

    NBC 29 This session, there’s growing momentum for re-districting reform in the state. At least a dozen bills up for debate in the General Assembly would shake up the way voting districts are drawn. Bills on the table propose things like prohibiting lawmakers from drawing districts with a political party or candidate in mind. Other legislation calls […]

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  • 2017 Bills

    January 17, 2017 • Other

    (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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  • Lobby Day 2017

    January 16, 2017 • Other

    OneVirginia2021 will have our first Lobby Day this 2017 session on Monday, January 23rd! IF YOU WANT TO JOIN CLICK HERE Host contact info: Blake Wheelock ([email protected]) 2017 is an important year for redistricting reform! OneVirginia2021 is organizing a Lobby Day to ensure a strong voice is heard early in the legislative session. Advocates are […]

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  • McDonnell: “Almost there” on independent redistricting

    December 09, 2016 • Other

    Daily Press By Travis Fain Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell sat with the Daily Press for more than an hour recently, generating an article that will go live a little later today, and a sidebar wherein he defends his administration’s dealings on two controversial road projects: U.S. 460 and the Downtown/Midtown tunnels. He also spoke at length about […]

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  • Supreme Court Gets Involved In Redistricting

    December 04, 2016 • Other

    NPR Gerrymandering is a venerable American tradition. NPR’s Ailsa Chang gets the latest on court challenges to this practice from Nicholas Stephanopoulos, a lawyer for a plaintiff in one of the cases.

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  • GerryRIGGED Trailer!

    September 12, 2016 • Other

    We are excited to show you the trailer for GerryRIGGED! Help Us Show This All Over Virginia!   Find A Showing Near You!      

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  • Election Day 2016

    September 12, 2016 • Other

    We will be out at the polls this November 8th + we need you to join us. Donate just two hours t0 this cause and it’ll make a major difference! Want to help out? Contact Blake Wheelock at [email protected] We are looking for volunteers from all parts of the state. So no matter if you are from […]

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  • GerryRIGGED

    August 31, 2016 • Other

    Help OneVirginia2021 Show This Film All Over Virginia   Want to help us show the documentary in your area? Contact us at [email protected] ABOUT THE FILM RICHMOND – The Community Idea Stations and OneVirginia2021 are joining forces to produce a statewide public television documentary, GerryRIGGED: Turning Democracy On Its Head. This one-hour documentary will bring […]

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  • Beer for a Better Democracy

    June 01, 2016 • Other

    Join Senator Mark Warner & OneVirginia202 on the evening of June 17th for a sneak peak and beer tasting at Virginia’s next big brewery, Tradition Brewing!  While you’re enjoying, we’ll also share with you the path forward on redistricting reform in the Commonwealth. Please RSVP to Liz White at [email protected] June 13th. You can purchase […]

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  • May 02, 2016 • Other

    Hello Friends and Family of Blake! No doubt you have noticed the anger and disrespect which seems to be commonplace in American politics. I truly believe a root cause of this is the polarization of voting districts. When leaders only have to worry about the extremes of their parties they forgo compromise and common sense. I’ve been […]

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  • Court holds lawmakers in contempt over redistricting

    April 15, 2016 • OneVirginia2021 in the NewsOther

    Inside NOVA Held in contempt of court last week, Sen. George Barker says he and five other current and retired state senators — including four from Northern Virginia – are not hiding some smoking gun that might expose misdeeds relating to the 2011 redistricting process.  

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  • Six State Senators Held in Contempt of Court

    April 09, 2016 • Other

    Yeah, we’re upset, too. Click here to tell these senators to turn over the documents and to NEVER use taxpayer money for their fines.     The 6 Senators being held in contempt of court 1) Senate Democratic Leader Richard Saslaw, D-Fairfax (35th District) 2) Senator George Barker, D-Fairfax (39th District) 3) Senator David Marsden, […]

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  • We Need Your Help

    February 18, 2016 • Other

    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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  • Governing in a Polarized America: A Bipartisan Blueprint to Strengthen our Democracy

    February 03, 2016 • NewsOther

    Bipartisan Policy Center Recommendations The Bipartisan Policy Center launched the Commission on Political Reform in 2013 to investigate the causes and consequences of America’s partisan political divide and to advocate for specific reforms that will improve the political process and that will work in a polarized atmosphere.

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  • How to Help Today

    February 01, 2016 • Other

    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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  • 2016 Bills

    January 14, 2016 • Other

    House Bills HB 26 – Sullivan HB 247 – Ward HB 303 – Rasoul HB 555 – Landes HB 553 – Minchew HJ 93 – Carr HJ 96 – Plum HJ 117 – Bell Senate Bills SB 31 – Lucas SB 59 – Vogel/Howell SB 191 – Miller SJ 60 – Deeds SJ 79 – […]

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  • SB 840: Ending Political Gerrymandering in Virginia

    November 09, 2015 • Other

    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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  • Hurt disappointed in redistricting case

    September 25, 2015 • Other

    By Trevor Metcalfe GoDanRiver.com As federal judges prepare to redraw Virginia’s congressional districts, Rep. Robert Hurt says he is disappointed in the decision but will comply with the eventual ruling. “ It’s certainly is a distraction, and in my humble opinion I believe it’s unnecessary,” Hurt said. Whole Story Here

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  • Compact

    September 14, 2015 • Other

     (April 1, 2017) Judge Marchant issued an opinion on our case. He denied our motion for the contested districts to determined unconstitutional, but there is still reason for hope. Below is a statement from our attorney, Wyatt Durrette. “Naturally, the outcome is a disappointment. However, two key aspects of Judge Marchant’s opinion are critically important for the future […]

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

    August 12, 2015 • Other

    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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  • Caught Red-Handed: Gerrymandering in Florida

    July 16, 2015 • Other

    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 • Other

    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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