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Fight gerrymandering and promote community representation in redistricting

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Redistricting Data Hub
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Washington, DC
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Published 1 month ago

Once a decade, congressional and state legislative districts are redrawn to accommodate changes in population and fulfill the “one person, one vote” principle. This process, known as redistricting, has a huge effect on elections and representation. How the districts are drawn determines who can run and ultimately win elections and, too often in the past, politicians have drawn districts designed to benefit themselves politically, rather than empower communities to choose their representatives.


The Redistricting Data Hub is a non-partisan organization making redistricting data available and accessible so that people can participate in the process and fight for fair representation.


We are looking for volunteers to support our work in the following areas:

1) Research: each state’s process is different, and we want to have up-to-date information on each state’s redistricting process. As a research volunteer, you will research one or more states’ redistricting requirements, current progress, and other topics. This work can be completed any day of the week and any time.

2) Hearings: public hearings are where redistricting officials (state legislators or commissioners) make announcements, hear public testimony, and make decisions about the process. Hearing volunteers will attend their state’s public hearings to document what testimony is being submitted and what decisions are being made, as well as promote the data and services the Redistricting Data Hub can provide. Hearings are scheduled for specific dates and times, and vary by state. 

3) Ad hoc: we need help with many other projects, such as proofing articles for the website, assisting with small data tasks, and other projects that arise from time to time.


Our democracy is what we make of it; we hope you will join our team of civically engaged volunteers!

Once a decade, congressional and state legislative districts are redrawn to accommodate changes in population and fulfill the “one person, one vote” principle. This process, known as redistricting, has a huge effect on elections and…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    A few hours per week
  • Recurrence
    Recurring
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
907 N St NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA
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How to Apply

Click the link above to learn more about our organization and sign up to volunteer. You can also go directly to our interest form (https://forms.gle/cLixwtdSg5CztRXCA) and fill it out, and someone from our team will get back to you!

Click the link above to learn more about our organization and sign up to volunteer. You can also go directly to our interest form (https://forms.gle/cLixwtdSg5CztRXCA) and fill it out…

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