This OTYCD entry originally posted in July 2017.
Help former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Common Cause organization raise money to pay for lawyers to argue against gerrymandering in an upcoming Supreme Court (SCOTUS) case.
Gerrymandering is a scourge upon our nation. After the 2010 census, Republicans managed to redraw many state maps to favor their party at the expense of the Democrats. This is 32 flavors of wrong, and it hobbles small-d democracy.
Schwarzenegger and Common Cause, a 47-year-old organization with many pro-ethics, pro-voting rights, and pro-democracy victories to its credit, have joined forces to raise $150,000 to underwrite the cost of hiring lawyers to argue against gerrymandering at SCOTUS in a case involving the Wisconsin legislature.
Schwarzenegger has agreed to provide matching funds for the campaign, which is being conducted on the Crowdpac platform.
See the Crowdpac page for the anti-gerrymanding fundraiser:
Read a May 2016 piece by the Brennan Center on the Wisconsin gerrymandering case:
Read various June 2017 news reports on SCOTUS agreeing to hear the case:
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