Redistricting types and pending litigation from the brennan center for justice additional information from wendy underhill, redistricting expert at ncsl, and laura royden, a researcher formerly. The redistricting game now that we are studying congress, time to learn about re-districting and gerrymandering you will complete the basic level of simulations 1,2, and 3 of the redistricting game take a screen shot of the three checkmarks when your plan passes submit the 3 approvals in your post. Redistricting the redrawing of congressional and other legislative district lines following the census, to accommodate population shifts and keep districts as equal as possible in population malapportionment. The redistricting game experience is one that receives positive reviews from many sources—members of congress, newspaper writers, and lobbyists all seem october 2010 277 to view the game as an effective tool to teach about the issues of gerrymandering in redistricting scenarios8 the students. The redistricting game january 30, 2015 by chivaboy99 my job description : i have my state’s redistricting consultant who works for the democratic party, which controls the state legislature, i need to follow my party head’s instructions and redraw the districts to help my party.
District 3: _____ district 4: _____ 8) complete mission 3—i recommend that you do basic 9) before playing the game, click on learn more a explain the concept of bipartisan gerrymandering: 5) play the game, choose whatever party you prefer. The redistricting game january 29, 2015 alondraaguilar mission 1 basic in mission 1 basic, my task was to establish population equality population equality is when each district has the same number of people in it the population equality has to be from 640000 to 650000 people per district that is, each republican in each. Cloudfilesbubble. Read the instructions as the game loads and mouse over the people to read about their concerns mission 1: your goal is simple population equality practice moving the district borders with your mouse to create districts with roughly equal populations (640,000-650,000.
Dave's redistricting application lets you draw congressional districts the way you think they should be it uses real data from the us census bureau census 2010 data is available for all 50 states. I love the redistricting game because it is a really authentic way to understand gerrymandering students get to actually draw congressional districts in such a way as to benefit one political party or the other. The redistricting game is designed to educate, engage, and empower citizens around the issue of political redistricting currently, the political system in most states allows the state legislators themselves to draw the lines. The redistricting game gerrymandering in 2014 diversity in congress makeup of the 114th congress sbc senate committee snl skit of i'm just a bill famous filibusters: story from npr rand paul's recent filibuster video lecture annennburg foundation: how a bill becomes a law unit 4 google slides.
The redistricting game january 30, 2015 idflores leave a comment instructions: you are your state’s redistricting consultant you work for the democratic party,which controls the state legislature follow your party head’s instructions and redraw the districts to help your party. The redistricting game is an online simulation game that engages learners in the redistricting process and spotlights the problem of gerrymandering districts in the united states hands-on simulation games such as this one can motivate students to think at higher levels and master key concepts. Race, redistricting, and representation: the unintended consequences of black majority districts (american politics and political economy series) [david t canon] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers since the creation of minority-dominated congressional districts eight years ago, the supreme court has condemned the move as akin to political apartheid.
The national democratic redistricting committee, for example, is backing all four state initiatives, and holder has already campaigned in colorado and has a trip to michigan planned in the next. Redistricting refers to the process of redrawing the lines of districts from which public officials are elected redistricting typically takes place after each census and affects all jurisdictions that use districts, whether for members of congress, state legislatures, county commissions, city councils or school boards. Computer game shows voters how to win at redistricting maybe you want to throw your incumbent representative out of office in the next election well it may not be easy, especially if you live in. Onevirginia2021: virginians for fair redistricting will examine the historical context and consequences of gerrymandering through a multi-partisan lens that includes republicans, democrats, independents, libertarians and the tea party the documentary will explore the impact on communities and individual lives by including testimonials from.
Compactness in the redistricting process where are the dangers what is the law what are its measures how useful are its measures thomas b hofeller, phdthomas b hofeller, phd some maps courtesy of: redistricting coordinator kimball brace republican national committee election data services. The 2003 texas redistricting refers to a controversial mid-decade state plan that defined new congressional districts in the 2004 elections, this redistricting resulted in the republicans taking a majority of texas's house seats for the first time since reconstruction. The redistricting game: mission 1-5(basic) 6-7(advanced) posted on january 27, 2015 by kaitlyn2000 i was a republican and was learning the basics of redistricting in the state of jefferson. The game simulates many of the challenges involved in the redistricting process, from drawing district maps to winning the support of state and party leadership the redistricting game’s web site also includes an online forum where players can interact.
Today, i thought i would review an old web-browser game i have always been quite fond of: the redistricting game – which somehow manages to make political gerrymandering into entertainment thankfully, this sort of partisan gerrymandering is rare in this part of the world, due to electorate boundaries being drawn by an independent commission, but it is a very real concern in the united. This game is a must during any unit on the electoral process or about congress and congressional districts introduce the redistricting game on your interactive whiteboard or projector allow older students to explore on their own or in small groups. Maptitude for redistricting is the professional tool for political redistricting it is used by a supermajority of the state legislatures, political parties, and public interest groups designed with the help of redistricting professionals, state legislatures, and political parties, maptitude for redistricting has the features redistricters.