Gerrymandering, the process by which political district lines are drawn by the very politicians who stand to benefit by them, affects the fabric of our democracy in profound ways. GerryRIGGED: Turning Democracy On Its Head examines its impact in this timely documentary, a partnership of the Community Idea Stations with OneVirginia2021: Virginians for Fair Redistricting.
Technology has made gerrymandering such an exact science that, in most cases, incumbents cannot lose and challengers cannot win. Learn how non-partisan reform efforts now underway in Virginia and elsewhere can change this dangerous trend and return political power to the voters. The documentary features Governor Terry McAuliffe, Senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner, Former Senator George Allen, Ohio Governor John Kasich, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan among many others.
OneVirginia2021 is committed to education and advocacy, with a multi-partisan approach that includes Republicans, Democrats, and Independents. We believe that state and congressional districts belong to the citizens of our Commonwealth, and not to any legislator, political party, or special interest.