Stateside Chat: Attorneys General and the Importance of Federal Redistricting Reform for States

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As states begin to draw new congressional and state legislative districts this year, many legislatures are already beginning to aggressively gerrymander districts, ensuring that communities of color and other marginalized constituencies have less representation over the next decade. These efforts underscore the need for the Freedom to Vote Act, to end partisan gerrymandering of federal districts and ensure that voters are the only ones choosing their elected officials.

Please join the Center for American Progress Action Fund for a discussion with state attorneys general about the different redistricting processes in states, the effect partisan gerrymandering has had on their states, and the need for federal reform.

We would love to hear your questions. Please submit any questions for our distinguished panel via email at or on Twitter using #StatesideChat. Live captioning will be available on Zoom and on the YouTube livestream.

Introductory remarks:
Daniella Gibbs Léger, Executive Vice President, Communications and Strategy, Center for American Progress Action Fund

Distinguished panelists:
Hector Balderas, New Mexico Attorney General
Josh Kaul, Wisconsin Attorney General

Sen. Doug Jones, Distinguished Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress Action Fund