Why a Progressive Supports Redistricting Reform

We live in a time of highly partisan redistricting. Secretary of State Dennis Richardson has developed a plan to lead us in a new, less partisan, less biased direction. Many Democrats have been lining up to call this a power … Continue reading

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All About Redistricting

By Jacob Vandever  Riding the Tea Party wave, Republicans took the House of Representatives back in 2010, installing John Boehner as the Speaker of the House. Since that time Republicans have held a firm grasp on the House, and that … Continue reading

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When does redistricting go into effect? It’s complicated…

by Bill Post I called the Secretary of State’s office to get the explanation of when the new US Congressional districts go into effect, and when the new state legislative districts (state house & state senate districts) go into effect. … Continue reading

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Oregon’s 2012 US House races – after redistricting

by Brendan Monaghan The 76th Oregon Legislative Assembly completed its first session recently, and one of their biggest achievements- aside from recognizing a State Soil- was completing redistricting on both the state and congressional levels, by themselves, for the first … Continue reading

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Legislature Approves Redistricting Measure

(SALEM) – The Oregon Legislative Assembly gave approval this morning to a measure redrawing the boundaries of the 60 House and 30 Senate districts in the Oregon Legislative Assembly to reflect population changes in the 2010 census. Senate Bill 989 … Continue reading

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Dem’s Redistricting designed to give them majority in the House

by Dan Lucas Despite the statutory requirement that “ No district shall be drawn for the purpose of favoring any political party, incumbent legislator or other person.”, an analysis of the respective plans reveals that some of those considerations may … Continue reading

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A look back at Redistricting 10 years ago

by Bruce McCain & Dan Lucas In 2001, Democrats in the Oregon legislature fled the reach of state police by hiding out on the Warm Springs Reservation, like their counterparts in Wisconsin did this year in their flight to Rockford, … Continue reading

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Moonshadow Mobile makes redistricting scenario tool available

Oregon-based Moonshadow Mobile has made their interactive mapping tool available for anyone interested in looking at the different redistricting scenarios. To interactively view the Oregon state House and Senate district plans, click here. To interactively view the U.S. Congressional district … Continue reading

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Redistricting: Democrat plan is the epitome of gerrymandering

by Jeff Reynolds Democrats break agreements, attempt to keep their plans hidden from the public Two rare events occurred simultaneously in the past six months that may never realign again in the State of Oregon. The confluence of Tea Party … Continue reading

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Redistricting Decisions Must Respect Rural Reality

Redistricting decisions made in 2011 will have a significant impact on the future of all Oregonians. If history replays itself, Oregonians in rural areas again may become victims of poorly drawn political districts. For ten years, rural “communities of interest” … Continue reading

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Representative Lindsay: We can produce a fair redistricting plan

by Rep. Shawn Lindsay Every 10 years, the Oregon Legislature is charged with redrawing the state’s congressional and legislative boundaries. Many have described Oregon’s redistricting process as intensely political and partisan. In fact, 10 years ago the Legislature and governor … Continue reading

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Redistricting: Oregon can’t afford “Brownmandering”

by Brendan Monaghan There’s an old historical saying that “all roads lead to Rome,” and in Oregon, that phrase is true of Portland. So much so that Tri-Met changed their logo in 2002 because three circular arrows pointing to a … Continue reading

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Rep. Kevin Cameron: looking for Oregonians’ input on state’s next redistricting plan

by Rep. Kevin Cameron Redistricting The 2010 Census data released in late February shows that Oregon has grown by 409,675 people since the last census in 2000. This week Rep. Cameron will begin the first of several public hearings across the state to seek Oregonians’ … Continue reading

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