02/13/2002

SPLC's New Manual Helps Citizens Understand Redistricting

Throughout the nation, communities and states are redrawing district lines that will affect elections from local school boards to the U. S. Congress for the next decade. Those who draw the lines get to decide who is in each district — and what group — will control those elections for years to come.

The Center has published a new manual designed to help the people who are affected — and often harmed — by the redistricting process.

Drawing the Line: A Guide for Protecting Minority Voting Rights During Redistricting explains, in ordinary language, the redistricting process, why it is important and how to get involved.