I Stand with Reverend Dr. Barber
Perhaps you’ve seen by now the photos of evangelical religious leaders praying with their hands upon…
Keep doing this. Go to your reps’ constituents’ meetings. Make them so ashamed they slink out. I noticed my Republican representative is having upcoming meetings in four towns in my district. All of them located far from population centers (what few there are in my oddly-shaped gerrymandered district), presumably so he doesn’t have to be inconvenienced by rabble like me.
Why don’t trolls say what they mean? “With gerrymandering, districts represent exactly what we say they represent….and not one voter more. We say who lives there, and who votes. All those places where a district is only as wide as a street in order to access specific neighborhoods? That’s us. We’re the cheaters that created the rigged system, so all you honest people should just shut up.”
This article from Washington Post got me thinking about the math behind Gerrymandering. Gerrymandering is the act of drawing district / political boundaries to give an unfair advantage to one party. Here’s the damning image from the article that…
I have to take exception to your first statement.
France and Germany don’t allow gerrymandering, they limit campaign donations and oh yes, corporations aren’t people in Europe. Those three minor obstacles would need to be removed in the U.S. for anything approaching democracy to happen.
Mine prefers the latter. When he does visit he chooses the most conservative, and far-flung, small towns in our large, gerrymandered district. This means I am going to have to call his office and must likely deal with the same insufferable twit of a staffer I had the pleasure of talking to last time. God I am so sick of Republicans.