An open letter to Sen. Butler, Sen. Padilla, Rep. Gomez.
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An Open Letter

To: Sen. Butler, Sen. Padilla, Rep. Gomez

From: A verified voter in Los Angeles, CA

April 25

Rep. Wiley Nickel has introduced a bill, the FAIR MAPS Act, to combat partisan gerrymandering by establishing independent, non-partisan redistricting commissions in every state. I’d like you to support it. Across the country, partisan gerrymandering has been used as a tool by politicians to manipulate electoral outcomes with almost surgical precision. This leads to hyper-partisanship, a lack of trust in government, and disenfranchised voters. In America today, politicians too often choose their voters instead of voters choosing their elected officials. It's troubling and anti-democratic. Independent redistricting commissions, which the FAIR MAPS Act promotes, are a common-sense solution to gerrymandering that puts power in the hands of the people – where it belongs. When districts are drawn fairly, all voters – Republicans, Democrats, and independents alike – have a fair shot to make their voices heard. For that reason, please co-sponsor and work to pass the FAIR MAPS Act. Thanks.

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