To encourage civic engagement, especially amongst younger generations, we must rebuild trust in government. MAP is connecting young lawmakers across state and party lines to find innovative solutions to democracy reform that make government more accountable, transparent, and functional.
The Democracy Reform Task Force aims to advance a national conversation on reforming government and engage members in peer-to-peer dialogues and expert-led discussions.
The Task Force is organized for members to share their experiences, expertise, and approaches to initiatives appropriate for them in their state. Participation does not imply support of all approaches to democracy reform.
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North Carolina (D)
Across State Lines
North Carolina has seen several efforts to take partisanship out of redistricting. The latest appeal comes from two Mecklenburg County residents – District 92 Democratic State Representative Chaz Beasley and Republican Charles Jeter who used to represent that same district.
State Representative David S. Olsen (R-Downers Grove) announced recently that he will serve as the Illinois voice on a 13-member bipartisan task force of young lawmakers from across the nation working to advance legislation on fair maps, government accountability and overall access to voting.
The Hawai‘i Senate announces that Senator Stanley Chang is among twelve young state legislators from across the country who have launched the Democracy Reform Task Force to advance legislation on redistricting, government accountability, and access to voting.
COLUMBUS— With unanimous, bipartisan support, the Ohio Senate today passed a plan to reform the process for drawing Ohio’s congressional districts. The passage of Substitute Senate Joint Resolution 5 follows weeks of good faith negotiations between the leadership of both parties in the General Assembly and various redistricting reform advocates.
On Monday night, the Ohio state Senate did something truly unprecedented: With near-unanimous support from both Republicans and Democrats, the chamber approved Senate Resolution 5, a measure that would for the first time require bipartisan input and approval for federal congressional maps. The measure is expected to pass the state House today, and it will appear on the ballot in the May primary elections to get final approval from voters.