In June, Brett Kavanaugh, and the John Roberts conservative-dominated Supreme Court, ruled that it and other federal courts cannot and should not limit partisan gerrymandering. It was a disappointing day for our movement and for our country. One former Ronald Reagan official called it "A Day of Sorrow for American Democracy."
But the day SCOTUS declined to stand up for fair elections was also a day that reinforced the importance of the work we're doing at All On The Line.
The ruling reminded us that ending gerrymandering never depended on one court decision. To truly end gerrymandering we need to do the hard work of organizing. We need grassroots volunteers holding their representatives accountable. We need engaged community members talking to each other about how to reform the process. And we need supportive donors making sure their neighbors have the resources they need in this fight. Can you make a donation to help us end map manipulation in the face of the summer's disappointing SCOTUS ruling?
As President Obama said, "All On The Line's work at the state and local level has never been more important."
But here's what that means for my job: our online fundraising is pivotal to our success. I feel immense pressure to ensure our supporters deliver resources to fund the state and local solutions developed by our State Directors.
We can build a grassroots-funded campaign that can overcome the obstacles created by the Supreme Court. But it will take all of us -- can you chip in to support our movement today?
Digital Advocacy and Fundraising Director
All On The Line is the grassroots advocacy campaign supported by the National Redistricting Action Fund.