Our Common Cause: End partisan gerrymandering

August 11, 2016

By Karen Hobert Flynn
The Hill

In today’s highly charged political atmosphere, with so much attention focused on our disagreements, it’s easy to lose sight of Americans’ shared values. One of those is our belief that free speech means everyone’s voice should be heard and that every eligible voter should participate in elections that are fair, secure, and accessible, with every vote counted as cast. While Democrats, Republicans and independents share a reverence for free speech and fair elections, too many politicians in both parties are focused on winning those elections and maximizing power, even when that means manipulating the rules of the game for partisan gain.