Resolution on Eliminating Gerrymandering

WHEREAS, gerrymandering that disenfranchises voters and creates unrepresentative districts is indefensible; and

WHEREAS, Republicans openly boasted of aggressively gerrymandering states they controlled in 2010, such as Florida, Michigan and Ohio, to prevent the election of Democrats to state legislatures and the U.S. House of Representatives; and

WHEREAS, the Republican controlled states of Florida, Michigan and Ohio have initiative process’s to amend their state constitutions, and Democratic support for initiatives in these states to eliminate gerrymandering will strengthen the Democratic process, and

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Los Angeles County Democratic Party urges the Democratic National Committee to assist the states parties of Florida, Michigan and Ohio in organizing and funding initiatives drives to eliminate partisan gerrymandering; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Los Angeles County Democratic Party will communicate this resolution to the California Democratic Party and the Democratic National committee.

Submitted by Bob Gerecke, 41st AD

Adopted by LACDP 1/13/15

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