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A Surge of Citizen Activism Amps Up the Fight Against Gerrymandering

A Surge of Citizen Activism Amps Up the Fight Against Gerrymandering
September 1, 2021

With new map-drawing tools at their disposal, U.S. residents are paying more attention to how congressional lines are drawn than ever, following the release of 2020 Census data.   On a recent Tuesday night, Khyla D. Craine, chair of Delta Sigma Theta’s redistricting committee, led more than 1,000 of her fellow sorority alumnae through how…

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Submit Your Community Interest Map Today

Submit Your Community Interest Map Today
September 1, 2021

All week long Utah’s first-ever Independent Redistricting Commissioners have been hard at work drawing draft maps. They’re drawing in teams of 2-3 and spending 6-10 hours a day! Share your input by submitting a ‘Community of Interest Map’ on our website. https://staging.betterboundaries.org/draw-your-map/

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Opinion: Join the process to fairly redraw Utah’s political boundaries

Opinion: Join the process to fairly redraw Utah’s political boundaries
August 4, 2021

Utah needs a congressional redistricting plan that’s simple, fair and puts politics aside. Our current gerrymandered boundaries drawn in 2010 were designed expressly to maximize the prospects for one political party, meandering across city and county lines in highly irregular contours. In 2018, Utah voters approved Proposition 4, establishing the Utah Independent Redistricting Commission (UIRC)….

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Members of Utah’s Redistricting Commission Named

Members of Utah’s Redistricting Commission Named
August 4, 2021

Monday was the deadline for announcing the seven members of Utah’s independent redistricting commission. Utah Governor Spencer Cox started with the appointment of Rex Facer as chairman of the commission. In 2018, Utah voters passed Proposition 4 – which created a seven member commission to recommend redistricting plans to the state Legislature that will redivide…

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Utah’s House, Senate districts to be parsed again after 10 years

Utah’s House, Senate districts to be parsed again after 10 years
February 26, 2021

SALT LAKE CiTY — The parsing of Utah’s House and Senate districts is set to occur again this year after a 10-year break but with a key difference from the process a decade ago. An Independent Redistricting Commission has been tabbed to take part in the process for the first time and craft proposed changes…

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Utah’s Independent Redistricting Commission

Utah’s Independent Redistricting Commission
February 18, 2021

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 News) – In 2018, organizations like Better Boundaries pushed to get Proposition 4 on the ballot to allow the public a greater say in who represents them in government. The proposition passed and asked for the establishment of the Independent Redistricting Commission, which was named on Monday. Noah Rosenberg, the Executive…

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Utah has its independent commission to help redraw voting boundaries for the coming decade

Utah has its independent commission to help redraw voting boundaries for the coming decade
February 18, 2021

Gov. Spencer Cox named Brigham Young University professor Rex Facer as chair of Utah’s independent redistricting commission Monday, while legislative leaders named former Rep. Rob Bishop and two former state lawmakers to the panel. Facer is an associate professor of public management in the Romney Institute of Public Service and Ethics, where he teaches in…

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Utah’s redistricting committee is now formed. Here’s the biggest hurdle it will face

Utah’s redistricting committee is now formed. Here’s the biggest hurdle it will face
February 11, 2021

SALT LAKE CITY — Over two years after Utah voters narrowly passed a proposition to create an independent commission for the purpose of creating redistricting lines in the state, the members of that committee were finally revealed this week. The seven-person committee will be chaired by Rex Facer, an associate professor of public management in…

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The perfect cure for pandemic boredom: Drawing Utah’s congressional districts

The perfect cure for pandemic boredom: Drawing Utah’s congressional districts
April 8, 2020

SALT LAKE CITY — Have you run out of table space for your pandemic-therapy jigsaw puzzles? Are Rubik’s Cubes just too easy? Already a whiz on every aspect of the $2 trillion congressional stimulus package? Do you find the theory of relativity boringly simplistic? Are you secretly glad for social distancing because you no longer…

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