Electing Democrats to Redraw Congressional Maps Starts Now

If we wait until 2020 to look at the make up of state legislatures it will be too late for the post-census redistricting. That’s why Only If You Run is focussed on flipping seats now — and on making sure our endorsed candidates understand and are committed to creating fair and transparent redistricting processes moving forward. 

"More than half of the state elected officials deciding new district lines in 2020 will be elected this year, a new study by the National Conference of State Legislatures found.

Three-fifths of governors and one-third of all state senators elected during the 2018 midterms will still be in office during the next redistricting cycle, the state government policy research group found. While redistricting seems a long way away, experts say the governorship and state races mean parties should be focusing on this year’s midterms."

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