A Sensible Proven Trusted Comprehensive solution to end gerrymandering

CCFD is helping to end gerrymandering by providing a proven step-by-step methodology and trusted expertise to states, courts and other players working to create and defend fair districting.
    A rigorous, easy-to-use, stepwise approach to create nonpartisan, judicially manageable, enforceable electoral districts.
    Implemented in a high-court decision and provides a model for future redistricting.
    Legal and technical experts to provide free guidance and instruction for implementing the methodology at any electoral level.
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The Problem

Fifty-five years after passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, our voting system remains broken and prone to partisan manipulation. Gerrymandering embeds corruption in the voting process and skews representation to incumbents and parties in power. Abusive practices became more pronounced and increasingly partisan since 2000.

To the left is the actual and infamous PA Congressional District 7 (“Goofy Kicking Donald Duck”) of 2011, active during the 2012, 2014 and 2016 elections, and ultimately remedied in the 2018 League of Women Voters of PA case.

CCFD is working to restore the values that are the bedrock of a healthy democratic electoral system: integrity, fairness, transparency, accountability, and informed citizen participation.
So much is at stake. We must have a government that values all voters and can function effectively in the face of tough policy challenges.
Slide the bar to compare maps: Right is the 2018 remedial map. Left is the gerrymandered 2011 Congressional map.

About Our Solution

Using our prescribed method, we have created a map of Pennsylvania Congressional districts that are compact, minimize breaks in political subdivisions, and have exactly equal number populations + or - one person.

Basis in Law
Rests on a strong legal foundation: Article II Section 16 of the Pennsylvania Constitution; the federal 1911 Reapportionment Act; the 1972 Pennsylvania Congressional Map.
Applies equally to any state with any number of districts.
Relies on an objective standard for the courts to review and adjudicate.
Superior Result
Produces minimal county splits (e.g., 18 for 2018) and only necessary political subdivision splits (e.g., 17 for 2018).
Easy to use
Allows anyone to use one of several free redistricting software packages to create a complete map in only a few hours.
Meets the Need
Provides an answer to Justice Kennedy's plea for a neutral and objective legal standard to address partisan manipulation.

How can we help you?

I am trying to design a neutral redistricting plan.

I am trying to analyze a proposed redistricting plan or an unfair process.

I am trying to challenge a gerrymandered map.

I am trying to design a fair redistricting process.

I am trying to change redistricting laws at the city, state, federal or other level.

I am trying to become an informed citizen.

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How we work

Help Fund CCFD's Fight To End Gerrymandering In Pennsylvania

Please give what you can - every dollar helps and no donation is too small.  Your support and contributions will directly fund our ongoing work to end gerrymandering.

CCFD is a Pennsylvania 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Association under 15 Pa.C.S.A. Section 9111. All donations are tax-deductible.

Write a check made payable to Concerned Citizens for Democracy and mail it to CCFD, 168 Idris Road, Merion Station, PA 19066-1611.

Thank you for supporting our work! Thank you for supporting democracy!

    INTERESTED IN HELPING OUT?  If you have the following interests and skills, you can help us make a difference:

    • With mapping or GIS skills, you can be a part of the Tech/Science Team and help analyze or challenge maps using the CCFD methodology.

    • With legal or paralegal skills, you can be a part of the Legal Team and help craft amicus briefs explaining the methodology to litigants and courts.

    • With writing, fundraising, or communications skills, you can be a part of the Media / Communications / Fundraising Teams.

    If you have questions or want more information about volunteer opportunities, please

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