The State of Redistricting and the 2022 Elections


Wednesday, December 8, 2021, 4:00pm to 5:00pm


Virtual event, registration required

We are in the midst of one of the most rancorous redistricting sessions in our country’s history. Partisan officials – mostly but not only in conservative legislatures – are using the drawing of new congressional, state and local election districts to amass disproportionate power for themselves. How successfully can this be resisted? Meanwhile, the many independent/nonpartisan commissions established in states in recent years were meant to help avoid this problem. Are they working to do so? If so, which ones are, which ones aren’t, where and why?

On December 8 at 4 PM ET, join us to learn about the state of redistricting in this moment, litigation that is occurring under a dramatically weakened Voting Rights Act, and how different redistricting commissions are faring, with:

  • Ben Schneer, Assistant Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School
  • Mitchell Brown, Counsel, Voting Rights, Southern Coalition for Social Justice
  • Colleen Mathis, former Chair of the Independent Redistricting Commission of Arizona
  • Cathy Duvall, Managing Consultant, Fair Representation in Redistricting

Moderated by:

  • Nick Stephanopoulos, Harvard Law School
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Virtual Event Details

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