Fighting Gerrymandering in 2021

Congressional and legislative districts around the country will next be redrawn in 2021. By all accounts, that process could be more politicized than ever, aided by 'Big Data' and technology that will allow map drawers to gerrymander with micro-precision to advantage one political party over the other or favor preferred candidates. But, more than ever, data and technology also could help citizens police the process and crack open the door of the proverbial smoke filled room. This panel will bring together key activists, mapping and data specialists, and legal experts to talk about how citizens can use the new tools that will be available to them in 2021 to help ensure that American democracy is not hijacked.

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Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Level: Beginner