League of Women Voters to hold Public Forum on Redistricting Reform

On Wednesday, February 24 at 6:15 p.m. the League of Women Voters of Frederick County is holding the Public Forum on Redistricting Reform. It will be at the C. Burr Artz Library in downtown … [Read more...]

Ending Gerrymandering: Maryland Redistricting Reform Commission issues Final Report

Maryland’s problem with gerrymandering isn’t new, but lately it’s been making our state a laughingstock. Last year the Washington Post cited the MD-3 congressional district devised for Rep. John Sarbanes as the second … [Read more...]

In Gerrymandering, Both Parties Travel The Low Road

NOTE: I wrote the column below in June, 2002. Sadly, it is not only relevant today, the gerrymandering in many states in 2010 (including Maryland) make it more relevant than ever. Am … [Read more...]

Support an end to gerrymandering in Maryland!

“Gerrymander: to divide a territorial unit into election districts to give one political party an electoral majority in a large number of districts while concentrating the voting strength of the opposition in as few … [Read more...]

When Cheaters Win, We All Lose: A Case for Redistricting Reform

Cheating is wrong. That’s what I tell my children. Last week, during an intense game of Candy Land, I explained to one of my daughters that she could not put her card back and redraw to avoid being stuck in the Molasses … [Read more...]