Redistricting - Yes on Y&Z
Colorado Ballot Issue - November 6, 2018
It’s Time to End Gerrymandering
For too long, political district maps in Colorado have been drawn-up behind closed doors, in a process that puts partisanship over the best interests of Colorado communities. Gerrymandering often results in voter disenfranchisement: dividing communities by race, ethnicity, income, or political party affiliation to pre-determine election outcomes.
Click here to read the full letter in PDF
In November 2018, Colorado can end gerrymandering and create a fair, independent district mapping process!
Your mid-term election ballot will include Amendments Y and Z, created by LWV and other non-partisan organizations, to establish a fair district mapping process for Colorado. The amendments were referred to the ballot by a unanimous vote of the Colorado State Legislature.
Voting YES on Amendments Y&Z will:
- Remove lobbyists and politicians from unfairly influencing district mapping lines;
- Guarantee that meeting and records about redistricting will be available to the public for comments; and
- Prohibit maps from being drawn based on race, ethnicity or other demographics.
For more information:
Attend an informational event on redistricting, or invite LWV to present to your organization or neighborhood group. Check the LWVBC Events Calendar for upcoming events.
Host a house party, to call or send postcards to friends and family members in Colorado, encouraging them to support fair district mapping by voting yes on Y&Z. Request our printed postcards by emailing Peggy Leech firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer for LWV voter registration and information tabling at Boulder County events this fall.
Help our social media team spread the word about fair mapping, on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Snapchat.