Making Democracy Work

Representative Goverment: Reapportionment

The League supports an open government that is representative, accountable, and responsive to all citizens.

The League of Women Voters of Mississippi:

  • supports a reapportionment plan that is based on a population standard as the fairest and most equitable way of assuring that each person's vote is of equal value in a democratic, representative system of government.

  • supports the use of other criteria for drawing legislative and congressional redistricting lines including compactness of interest in the state (i.e., economic, rural, urban, and ethnic as well as historical, traditional, and cultural alliances of various geographic areas).

  • supports safeguards that allow minorities to compete fairly and equally for elective office.

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Click to read the letter from President Fran Leber to the Mississippi Legislature's Redistricting Committee.

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