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  • Inaugural Press Conference

    February 18, 2014 • Posted In: • Press Releases

    February 18, 2014 Time: 3:45PM Location: Virginia Senate Room 3, Richmond VA Description: Come learn about the ways to institute fair redistricting in the Commonwealth of Virginia Key Supporters: Bill Bolling Bill Bolling served as the 40th Lieutenant Governor of Virginia from 2006 until 2014. Prior to his election as Lieutenant Governor, Bill Bolling served […]

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  • Former Lynchburg delegate Valentine leads redistricting group

    February 18, 2014 • Posted In: • News

    Author: Ray Reed News & Advance Date Tuesday, February 18, 2014 News & Advance Article Link RICHMOND – Former Del. Shannon Valentine of Lynchburg took a lead role Tuesday with a group that hopes to end gerrymandering in political districts. Valentine, who served in the House of Delegates from 2006 through 2009, is rounding up […]

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  • New group promotes nonpartisan redistricting for Va.

    February 18, 2014 • Posted In: • News

    The Virginian-Pilot Author: Bill Sizemore Date Tuesday, February 18, 2014 Virginian-Pilot Article Link In what may seem to some a Herculean task, a group of good-government activists is launching a multiyear campaign to establish a nonpartisan redistricting system for Virginia.Proposals to depoliticize the redrawing of lines for state legislative and congressional districts have routinely failed […]

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  • Group Aims to Reform Political Redistricting Process

    February 18, 2014 • Posted In: • News

    NBC29 Charlottesville, VA Date Tuesday, February 18, 2014 Washington Post Article Link A bipartisan group of current and former Virginia officials is trying to take politics out of the state’s redistricting process by the 2021 election.Currently, the legislature draws the state’s political lines after each census. But the lines often reflect which party is in […]

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  • Gerrymandered in Albemarle: Why does my delegate live 70 miles away?

    January 31, 2014 • Posted In: • News

    C-Ville Weekly Author: Lisa Provence Date: 1/31/14 Article Link: C-Ville Weelky “Here’s how redistricting works in Virginia: Following the U.S. Census every 10 years, the legislature redraws the state and congressional districts, which means the party in power votes on how the lines are drawn—and both parties are guilty of drawing lines in their favor. […]

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  • Our view: A penny for voters’ thoughts

    January 01, 2014 • Posted In: • News

    Roanoke Times Author: Roanoke Times Editorial Board Date: 1/1/14 Article Link: Roanoke Times “Redistricting is a necessary process that occurs every 10 years after the census is completed. The original intent was benign: to make sure districts have roughly equal populations as growth and settlement patterns shift over time. But even our Founding Fathers were […]

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  • Find a fairer process for redistricting

    December 14, 2013 • Posted In: • News

    Richmond Times Dispatch Author: Bob Gibson Date: 12/14/13 Article Link: Richmond Times Dispatch “Every 10 years, a partisan majority that redraws district lines drives a sharper stake through the heart of each chamber, as if trying to vanquish the vampire that has been cast as theother party. Some of the unhealthiest changes in politics during […]

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  • Farnsworth: Virginians prefer nonpartisan line-drawing

    April 08, 2013 • Posted In: • News

    Call it redistricting or even re-redistricting. Either way, Virginians really do not like politicians drawing their own legislative boundaries. Read the whole article here: Richmond Times-Dispatch

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