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Redistricting

October 22, 2021

Racist redistricting dilutes minority power

Progress Texas President Ed Espinoza joins FOX 7 to discuss how new state house and senate maps are grossly gerrymandered to provide disproportionate to some Texans at the expense of others and what this means for Texas’ future.
January 11, 2016
Redistricting

Redistricting: The Erasure of Political Opponents

My Zilker Park-area voting precinct in Austin is a very active, progressive precinct. It votes about 75 percent for Democrats. Despite that, our congressman is Republican Lamar Smith, the right-wing extremist and anti-science chairman of the House Science...
November 2, 2015
Will Texas Get New Redistricting Maps for 2016?

Will Texas Get New Redistricting Maps for 2016?

We're halfway through the decade and the state of Texas still doesn't have final redistricting maps for Congressional and State House seats. The process has been stuck in Texas' courts for years, but an upcoming deadline for the 2016 election cycle has...
July 7, 2015

Historic June Proves Why Courts Matter

A month of historic rulings at the U.S. Supreme Court showed, yet again, why courts matter. Federal courts can protect and preserve our country's progress - as we saw on major rulings from the last month on the freedom to marry, health care, abortion,...