An open letter to the U.S. Congress

Uncap the House

18 so far! Let’s get to 25 signers!

We need to uncap the house of representatives and add more seats. Only one representative per 700k is not enough, especially when it used to be 1 per 200K, which is the average size of many American cities. This means cities like my hometown have 1/3 of a Representative invested in their interests. The US population has more than doubled since the current 435 cap was added in 1929. This will benefit states of all sizes, including smaller ones that have only one representative for the entire state. There's nothing at all magical about the number 435 Congress settled on back in 1929. There is no reason it needs to arbitrarily stay this number as our population continues to grow. Congress should uncap the house of representatives and add more seats, and therefore more representation, for our nation.

First sent on April 21 by Sara · 12 signers in the past 24 hours

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