Legions of citizens around the country will embark upon an ancient ritual in 2020; the decadal custom of counting the nation’s people. Shortly following its conclusion in 2021, fifty separate Congressional district maps will be ratified and define the future of representation in the United States House of Representatives for the following ten years. Which is 13 years from now. Which is 2030.
At Only If You Run, our focus is on state House and Senate elections because, in most states, these are the folks responsible for shaping Congressional districts. Listen to this NPR interview with David Daley to learn more about the past decade of egregious gerrymandering practices, and see why it’s essential that we plan for 2020.
There’s no denying that we’re in uncharted territory. The threat to our country, to particular categories of people in it, to the Constitution, and around the world – the threat is very real, and it is traveling very fast.