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We’re legislators from opposite parties. Here’s why we are working together.

We’re legislators from opposite parties. Here’s why we are working together.

As two young legislators from opposite parties and different parts of the country, we may not have much in common at first glance.But we both care deeply about government transparency and accountability, and are strong advocates for women’s leadership. That’s why we’re founding members of a new, bipartisan initiative called the Democracy Reform Task Force.

A Democrat And Republican Unite To Take Partisanship Out Of Redistricting

A Democrat And Republican Unite To Take Partisanship Out Of Redistricting

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.

Ohio Senate Passes Historic Congressional Redistricting Reform Plan with Bipartisan Support

Ohio Senate Passes Historic Congressional Redistricting Reform Plan with Bipartisan Support

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.

Will Ohio's New Redistricting Resolution End Gerrymandering?

Will Ohio's New Redistricting Resolution End Gerrymandering?

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.

RELEASE: Young State Legislators From Across Country Launch Bipartisan Democracy Reform Task Force

RELEASE: Young State Legislators From Across Country Launch Bipartisan Democracy Reform Task Force

Today, twelve young state legislators from across the country announced the creation of the Democracy Reform Task Force to advance legislation on redistricting, government accountability, and access to voting. The lawmakers, all leaders on the forefront of these issues, are reaching across state and party  lines with the goal of finding innovative solutions to government reform and sharing their findings with lawmakers across the nation.