We are thrilled to announce that Utahns will have their day in court. Despite our best efforts and the voices of thousands of Utahns, politicians in the Utah Legislature succumbed to their own self-interest and engaged in extreme partisan gerrymandering. In doing so they polarized our legislative races, split our communities, and diminished the votes of Utahns.
Across the country, state courts provide an avenue for voters to push back against gerrymandering. Better Boundaries, with our legal partners, undertook a thorough assessment to determine whether a lawsuit was a viable remedy in Utah.
The plaintiffs, a bipartisan mix of voters and civic organizations represented by legal experts on gerrymandering and supported by Better Boundaries, have filed their lawsuit. We fully endorse the plaintiffs’ efforts and look forward to seeing the courts throw out the congressional map and reinforce the people’s right to reform their government. Your participation in this grassroots movement and your vocal opposition to the gerrymandered map created last year make this moment possible.
This case and our fight to end partisan gerrymandering likely will be tried in front of the Utah Supreme Court and the court of public opinion. Better Boundaries is supporting and monitoring the lawsuit and providing assistance to the plaintiffs. We have committed to raising the money necessary to fund the lawsuit. We are enthusiastic about the top-notch legal team handling this case and are grateful to have the backing of everyday Utahns from across the political spectrum.