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Democracy Beyond 2020: Gerrymandering, Technology, and Fair Representation For All

  • 2043 Rayburn House Office Building (map)

RAYBURN HOUSE OFFICE BUILDING
45 Independence Ave. SW, Room 2043
Washington, DC 20515

Gerrymandering allows political parties to draw district lines that determine election results years before they happen. Despite rules in place, unfair redistricting practices have steadily grown worse with the rise in political parties’ uses of database technologies to sort voters based on any number of factors. Recently, cases of gerrymandering have become so extreme that the courts have decided to step in. However, is there another way?

This briefing will explore gerrymandering and its discriminatory effects on the African-American and Hispanic communities. It will also discuss tangible solutions, including the use of technology and artificial intelligence, to end the practice of gerrymandering once and for all.

Panelists:

  • Jayfus Doswell, Founder, The Juxtopia Group

  • Angela Manso, Director of Policy and Legislative Affairs, NALEO Educational Fund

  • Camille Stewart, New America Cybersecurity Policy Fellow