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

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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.

 

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Vermont

Process

Vermont's state legislative and congressional districts are drawn by the Legislature by ordinary statute, and are subject to the Governor's veto. The Legislature can override vetoes with a two-thirds vote in each chamber. Vermont has only one at-large congressional district.

Vermont statutes call for an advisory commission to make recommendations to the Legislature, which the Legislature can accept, modify, or reject entirely.

In addition to the federal requirements of one person, one vote and the Voting Rights Act, Vermont law requires that state legislative districts be compact, contiguous, preserve political subdivisions, and preserve communities of interest.

Issues

The success of this commission will depend on public input.

The entire Vermont Legislature is up for re-election in 2020.

Actions

Defend the advisory system while advocating for further reforms.

  • Support legislative candidates in 2020 that will protect the current system while pushing for improvements.

  • Write to your local news organization in support of the advisory commission. Make noise!

In 2021, use public input to push the Commission and Legislature toward drawing fair districts and to identify communities of interest.

  • Obtain Vermont 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 maps to the Commission as a public comment.

Contacts

Princeton Gerrymandering Project Data provided by the Princeton Gerrymandering Project

State Info

State Boundaries: Drawn by legislature
Legislative Control: Democratic
Governor's Political Party: Republican
Last Updated: Jan 17 2020