Midwest Democracy Network Partnership

Post date: Feb 07, 2011 2:36:42 PM

Midwest Democracy Network Partners with Public Mapping Project


As part of their multi-state Midwest Campaign for Accountable Redistricting, the 25 civic engagement and community organizations that make up the Midwest Democracy Network will partner with the Public Mapping Project.


Launching the open-source, web-based District Builder software in six states -- Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin -- will be one aspect of their efforts to pull the district line drawing process out from behind closed doors into the public light.


District Builder will support the Midwest Democracy Network partner organizations' goal: to make the redistricting process more transparent and open to the public, while ensuring compliance with the Voting Rights Act.