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Tag Archives: Redistricting

Redistricting Chair resigns as commissioners deadlock on intervening in federal lawsuit

Excerpt: At its March 7th meeting, the four member commission, which is evenly divided between Democrats and Republicans -- lost its nonvoting chair, Sarah Augustine, while the commissioners deadlocked on responding to a federal lawsuit that alleges the Voting Rights Act wasn't followed when the new maps were drawn.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Redistricting reform bill gets unanimous vote in the Senate as House tweaks new maps

Excerpt: Two redistricting-related floor votes were held in the Washington State Legislature on February 2nd, 2022. One advanced a redistricting reform bill and the other made technical corrections to maps created by the state's Redistricting Commission.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Supreme Court to Redistricting Commission: Tell us exactly what you did on Monday night

Excerpt: The Court sent a clear message to the commissioners with its order today: Explain yourselves. Give us a detailed accounting of what you were attempting to do and what the specific sequences of events were. No spin and no excuses. 
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Did the 2021 Washington State Redistricting Commission fail? Deadline day meeting ends with rushed, last second votes and no maps

Excerpt: The bipartisan body tasked with drawing new legislative and congressional district maps for Washington State did not have maps ready to go by its constitutional deadline, seemingly pushing the process to the State Supreme Court.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Washington’s Redistricting Commissioners unveil their proposed congressional maps

Excerpt: The proposals are intended to give Washingtonians something to inspect and critique as the Commission moves towards trying to reach a consensus on a final set of maps. The Commission has until November 15th to reach agreement.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Washington’s Redistricting Commissioners have released their proposed legislative maps

Excerpt: The proposals are intended to give Washingtonians something to inspect and critique as the Commission moves towards trying to reach a consensus on a final set of maps. The Commission has until November 15th to reach agreement.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Pacific Northwest congressional delegation to grow as Oregon gains sixth U.S. House seat

Excerpt: The United States Census Bureau has revealed that Oregon has experienced population growth sufficient to merit the allocation of a sixth congressional district, one more than the five it currently has.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Sarah Augustine chosen as Chair of the 2021 Washington State Redistricting Commission

Excerpt: Meet the newest member of the body that will attempt to redraw Washington State's legislative and congressional district boundaries for the next ten years.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Brady Walkinshaw, April Sims to represent Democrats on 2021 Redistricting Commission

Excerpt: Democratic legislative leaders in Washington have chosen the first Latino Redistricting Commissioner as well as the first woman of color and Black Redistricting Commissioner to help draw the state's 2021 legislative and congressional maps.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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The greater Pacific Northwest could gain two congressional seats from 2021 redistricting

Excerpt: Oregon and Montana are projected to each gain one seat in the United States of Representatives following the 2020 decennial census.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Documentary Review: The People vs. the Politicians examines our republic’s illnesses

Excerpt: Read NPI's review of The People vs. the Politicians, a film by Hedrick Smith.
Written by:Theresa Curry Almuti
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Pacific Northwest unlikely to gain U.S. House seats in 2020 reapportionment, data indicates

Excerpt: Short­ly before Christ­mas, the Unit­ed States Cen­sus Bureau released its 2014 State and Nation­al Pop­u­la­tion Esti­mates. Strik­ing­ly, the data released by the Cen­sus Bureau shows that the Unit­ed States’ pop­u­la­tion is grow­ing at slow­est rate since 1937. There is a par­al­lel: Then, as now, we were wit­ness­ing a com­bi­na­tion of recov­ery from a weak econ­o­my […]
Written by:Richard Champion
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Why creating House districts could make the Washington State Legislature more diverse

Excerpt: Edi­tor’s Note: The NPI team is pleased to wel­come Richard Cham­pi­on as a con­trib­u­tor to the NPI Advo­cate. Richard is a com­mit­ted Demo­c­ra­t­ic activist who cur­rent­ly serves as the 2nd Vice Chair of the King Coun­ty Democ­rats. He resides in the 30th LD and is active in the 30th LD Democ­rats. As with all posts […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Slade Gorton, Tim Ceis unveil proposed congressional district map for 2012–2021

Excerpt: At last, we have a map! Dur­ing a short meet­ing of Wash­ing­ton’s four mem­ber Redis­trict­ing Com­mis­sion on the Capi­tol Cam­pus this morn­ing, for­mer U.S. Sen­a­tor Slade Gor­ton and for­mer Seat­tle deputy may­or Tim Ceis — who had been tasked with draw­ing new con­gres­sion­al dis­trict bound­aries on behalf of the four-mem­ber com­mis­sion — unveiled the pro­pos­al they’ve […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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