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SLAY THE DRAGON follows everyday people, outraged by what they see as an attack on the core democratic principle that every person’s vote should count equally. This election year, we’re joining together with grassroots partners to put an end to gerrymandering. Because this issue impacts each state differently, we’ve created a map to help you navigate how gerrymandering affects your state and community. SLAY THE DRAGON arrives on demand April 3.

 

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We are partnering with organizations in Michigan, Colorado, Wisconsin to support the creation of non-partisan redistricting commissions to protect votes across the country.

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Click on your state in the map above to find out what’s going on and how you can help.

We are partnering with organizations in Michigan, Colorado, Wisconsin to support the creation of non-partisan redistricting commissions to protect votes across the country.

Slay the Dragon Logo

SLAY THE DRAGON follows everyday people, outraged by what they see as an attack on the core democratic principle that every person’s vote should count equally. This election year, we’re joining together with grassroots partners to put an end to gerrymandering. Because this issue impacts each state differently, we’ve created a map to help you navigate how gerrymandering affects your state and community. SLAY THE DRAGON arrives on demand April 3.

 

GET CAUGHT UP

Click on your state in the map above to find out what’s going on and how you can help.

We are partnering with organizations in Michigan, Colorado, Wisconsin to support the creation of non-partisan redistricting commissions to protect votes across the country.

us map

Click on your state in the map above to find out what’s going on and how you can help.

We are partnering with organizations in Michigan, Colorado, Wisconsin to support the creation of non-partisan redistricting commissions to protect votes across the country.

Connecticut

Process

Connecticut's Legislature has the primary responsibility of drawing state legislative and congressional district lines. A supermajority of two-thirds of each chamber is required to adopt a district plan. If the Legislature fails to adopt a plan for any chamber, the lines will be drawn by a nine-member backup Commission.

In addition to the federal requirements of one person, one vote and the Voting Rights Act, Connecticut law requires that state legislative districts be contiguous and preserve political subdivisions. There are no state law requirements for drawing congressional districts.

Issues

Both chambers of the Legislature and the Governorship are controlled by Democrats. If the party has supermajorities in the Legislature when it is time to draw new maps, there will be an increased risk of partisan gerrymandering.

A case (NAACP v. Merrill) has been filed challenging prison gerrymandering in Connecticut as a violation of one person, one vote. In Connecticut (and other states), prisoners are counted as residents of the districts where their prisons are located as opposed to being counted as residents of their home address.

Actions

Use public input to persuade the Legislature to draw fair districts.

  • Urge the Secretary of State to improve the state's process for receiving public comment on maps.

  • Obtain Connecticut redistricting data from OpenPrecincts.

  • Use software tools such as Dave's Redistricting App and Districtr to draw district maps showing either (a) what a fair map would look like, or (b) where the community you believe should be better represented is located.

  • Submit these maps to the Legislature as public comment.

Contacts

Princeton Gerrymandering Project Data provided by the Princeton Gerrymandering Project

State Info

Congressional Boundaries: Drawn by legislature
State Boundaries: Drawn by legislature
Legislative Control: Democratic
Governor's Political Party: Democratic
Last Updated: Nov 01 2019