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Trump was elected with the support of roughly 1/4 of all eligible voters (almost half of all eligible voters didn't even vote that year.)

If we really want change, we have to get involved & help others see the importance of voting. We must expand the vote.
#FridayFeeling 1/7
.@swingleft has focused in past elections on key swing districts to flip them #redtoblue

Now they're focusing on 11 states to win the Senate, the White House, & #redistricting for Democrats.

We can all help whether we're in those states or not. 2/7
swingleft.org/p/super-state-…
We can help grassrootsredistrictingproject.org

After the Supreme Court refused to rule on state gerrymandering cases, we have to flip state legislatures blue to get fair maps. Grassroots is focusing in these key 9 states. Help from anywhere. #EndGerrymandering #FridayFeeling #BlueWave 3/7
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@censusSDC @UNMBBER Our natl. network of #censusSDC & @uscensusbureau had a really productive annual mtg earlier this month. 👋
Great opp'ty to hear how #stategov & univ #datapros are extending Census data -- new uses & broadening the audience.
@censusSDC @UNMBBER @uscensusbureau .@SuzanReagan provides a good roundup of news from our partners @uscensusbureau

Some of the news was (surprise) actu'ly newsworthy. (Attn #2020censusbeat #poptwitter)
@censusSDC @UNMBBER @uscensusbureau @SuzanReagan Highlights from my pt of view 👇
1. After some prodding by those of us in the States, USCB published a database of 2,700 #CompleteCount Cmtes prep'ing for #2020Census. Here public.tableau.com/profile/us.cen…
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The #NCGA House #Redistricting committee met today to discuss the redraw of Wake County that will happen this summer. Here's the original enacted house district plan from 2011. SCOTUS found HD33 and HD38 to be unconstitutional racial gerrymanders and ordered new maps in 2017.
Redrawing HD33 and HD38 (in pink) requires changing the shape of their immediate neighbors (in yellow), but it does not require us to redraw anything beyond that (in gray).
But of course the #NCGA went there anyway, and redrew 36, 37, 40, and 41 along with everything else.

That's a no-no under the state constitution, which says that districts may only be drawn once per decade except for by court order. More lawsuits ensued.
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So, there’s a 300 page opinion by a 3 judge panel regarding NC’s partisan gerrymandering. Guess I know what I’m doing after dinner tonight. #ncpol #ncga redistricting.lls.edu/files/NC%20cc%…
OK, so here we go…tweet storm forthcoming regarding the 300+ opinion that still holds NC partisan gerrymandering as illegal, and that this time, the plaintiff’s have met the Gill burden of having standing as being in a district that is in question:
With standing, the issue of the partisan gerrymandering by NC Republicans is in violation of the U.S. Constitution’s Article I, the 1st Amendment, and the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment:
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