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Every person in the U.S. deserves to have someone in our government who’s fighting for their interests. But some partisan politicians are trying to take that representation away from our future generations -- and deny our communities their fair share of resources.

When our friends and neighbors aren’t represented and included in all counts, we all lose out. That’s why our democracy should count everyone -- and why states must draw their legislative districts based on everyone who lives there.

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Common Cause

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Right now, political operatives are working behind closed doors to turbo-charge gerrymandering, undermine our values, and rig our democracy for decades. We need your help to expose them and fight...

Right now, political operatives are working behind closed doors to turbo-charge gerrymandering, undermine our values, and rig our democracy for decades. We need your help to expose them and fight back.

The values in our Constitution are clear: everyone deserves to be represented in our government. But some power-hungry politicians want to deny us that right -- and draw legislative districts that don't count everybody who lives there. 

Representation determines things like how many road repair projects are funded, how much affordable housing gets built, and how many firetrucks each town gets. When our neighbors aren't represented and included in all counts, our entire community loses out on these resources.

For nearly a century, state leaders have drawn districts based on total population counts. But in 2015, GOP gerrymandering mastermind Thomas Hofeller theorized that changing that -- and drawing districts based on the number of citizens over 18 years old instead -- would secure a permanent electoral advantage for "Republicans and non-Hispanic whites." 

Now, political operatives are plotting to make Hofeller's scheme a reality. And for the sake of our representative democracy -- we can't let that happen. 

Add your name and tell state governments: our democracy should count EVERYONE, and legislative districts MUST be drawn based on total population!

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