The redistricting process is a rare opportunity for Latinos to insist on a more equitably representation in the political landscape in parts of the nation. These tools provide the information and tools necessary for effective civic engagement to ensure that Latinos have the opportunity to impact political and fiscal decisions in their own communities.
- Article: New Jersey's multi-member legislative districts and Latino political power
- Presentation: NJ Latinos and Redistricting
- Presentation and Map: The UNITY Map for New York City
- New York City's Community Research Guide Congressional Maps
- Article: Voting Rights in New York City, 1982-2006
- Long Island focused PowerPoint Presentation: Islip Empowerment Project
- The U.S. Census Bureau's Redistricting page:
Learn about the data that will be used to draw legislative districts in your state.
- "The U.S. Census Bureau's brief "The Hispanic Population 2010"
A snapshot of the Hispanic population living in the United States.
- The Brennan Center's newly-updated "A Citizen's Guide to Redistricting"
Includes helpful state-specific information on all things redistricting.
- The NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund's "The Impact of Redistricting in Your Community"
Provides easy-to-understand information about the importance of public input in the redistricting process, with a special emphasis on why the involvement of the minority community is so critical.
- Public Mapping Project:
Provides a range of resources including up-to-date summaries of the redistricting landscape in key states.
- Redistricting the Nation's District Search
A film about redistricting that is garnering much attention and is now being screened in theaters nationwide.
Legal Presentations and Information
- Sample Redistricting Transparency Legislation, from the Campaign Legal Center:
Provides useful guidance and sample language for people interested in advocating for more open redistricting processes in their states.
- How to Draw Redistricting Plans that will Stand up in Court:
A comprehensive planning tool developed by Peter Wattson, Minnesota Senate Staff Counsel. Helps legislators and advocates as they begin to navigate the complexities of Census data.
- The Brookings Institution's Principles for Transparency and Public Participation in Redistricting
- Voter Caging
Voter caging is a practice of sending mass direct mailings to registered voters by non-forwardable mail, then compiling lists of voters, called “caging lists,” from the returned mail in order to formally challenge their right to vote on that basis alone.
- This PowerPoint presentation from the Southern Coalition for Social Justice gives a quick overview of redistricting terms.
The National Conference of State Legislators' redistricting web page
See what legislators and other key stakeholders are saying and reading as they prepare for the redistricting process.