UPDATE: Unfortunately, the Supreme Court didn't bring closure on the merits of extreme partisan gerrymandering. But we can still win this war to terminate gerrymandering.

This is a call to action -- we've identified four state-based initiatives to end gerrymandering step by step. Learn more here. Common Cause and others are continuing the battle in the courts with cases that address the justices’ concerns, so your continued support of this campaign is also incredibly appreciated.


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The Supreme Court has heard cases of Democratic gerrymandering in Maryland and of Republican gerrymandering in Wisconsin, and both instances are completely unacceptable. 

I'm determined to terminate gerrymandering and its poisonous impact on our democracy. That's why I've partnered with Common Cause, a nonprofit focused on promoting open, honest and accountable government.

While we anxiously await court decisions, we must keep up the momentum at the state and local level to end this scourge on our democracy. We're so close to our $150,000 goal, which won't just help with these Supreme Court cases, but the many fights still to come. 

Please chip in whatever you can afford today – we are closer than we've ever been to defeating gerrymandering, but we must keep up the pressure. 

Even $3 will send a powerful message that the citizens of America won't stand idly by as politicians protect their jobs instead of earn them. And, because we must win these cases, I'll personally match every single donation that comes in.


Thank you for everything, 

Arnold Schwarzenegger 


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  • endorsed

    “No representative or group of representatives should have the ability to influence the system and effectively choose their own constituent base. That flies in the face of a government by and for the people. It's extremely un-American.”

  • endorsed

    “Show the world us millennials just want free stuff. By that I mean make a donation to legal funds fighting to protect your freedoms from corrupt gerrymandering.”

  • endorsed

    “I consider gerrymandering unAmerican”

  • endorsed

    “It is time to make proactive and positive changes in the system.”

  • endorsed

    “Politicians are using Gerrymandering to choose the winners of elections, before the elections are even held.”

  • endorsed

    “what better example than the current political atmosphere that politicians have been choosing their voters instead of voters choosing their politicians. Both parties are guilty but it is our democracy that is being stolen. Let's make it fair, then accept the true will of the people.”

  • endorsed

    “Elections should be free and fair and every vote should count.”

  • endorsed

    “politicians who benefit from gerrymandering should not benefit from the practice. Districts should be determined by independent and impartial commissions.”

  • endorsed

    “Gerrymandering is a fundamental insult to the very idea of representative democracy. It denies equal protection under the law and the right of EVERY voter to have his or her vote count. It's wrong when Republicans do it and it's wrong when Democrats do it. We need to DEMAND that our elected representatives craft a Federal law that prohibits partisan redistricting.”

  • endorsed

    “We need our politicians to work for the all the people and not so much for their party.”

September 6, 2018

Meet Arnold on the Terminator set in Budapest to Terminate Gerrymandering!

Friends –

Thanks for being on our team to Terminate Gerrymandering. To sweeten the deal, and have some fun, we just announced a new opportunity: YOU could have the chance to meet ME!

That’s right - I’m going to fly one lucky supporter to Budapest to hang out with me on the set of Terminator so you can literally terminate gerrymandering with me, as the Terminator.

We’ll have dinner, explore the Terminator set and discuss our plans to put power back in the hands of the people.

So chip in to our new campaign now to join the fight for fairer districts in the states. Do it to protect our democracy. Or just do it to win a chance to meet me.

Check out our campaign to fight gerrymandering state-by-state and enter for your chance to join me on the set of the Terminator.

Imagine it: me and you, fighting to defend our democracy and put an end to gerrymandering once and for all.

Good luck!

Arnold Schwarzenegger

July 3, 2018

We don’t have to wait for the courts.

Friends,

I have a new and important update on our fight to terminate gerrymandering.

After the Supreme Court ruling to send the Wisconsin case back to the lower court to establish standing and several other decisions at the end of their term, along with the retirement of Justice Kennedy, I’ve gotten messages of concern from many of you about the possibility of tackling gerrymandering through the courts.

While I wish we’d won the case, the legal process will continue and I don’t want any of you to lose hope. But we don’t have to wait for the courts. Join me with renewed energy to terminate gerrymandering state by state at the ballot box this November. Regardless of the court decisions, momentum is on our side. Believe me – I know how hard it was to reform California’s redistricting process. We failed four times and finally secured a victory to give an independent commission the power to draw our state legislative lines by barely a point! Two years later, when we expanded our reform to Congressional seats, we won by 22 points. And earlier this year, Ohio voters approved redistricting reform by nearly 50 points.

The tides have turned, and we will continue winning. Let’s work together with these citizen-powered movements in Utah, Colorado, Michigan, and Missouri to terminate gerrymandering once and for all:

June 18, 2018

The Supreme Court has ruled. Now it's up to us to terminate gerrymandering!

Friends,

I have an update on our fight to terminate gerrymandering.

Unfortunately, the Supreme Court didn't bring closure on the merits of extreme partisan gerrymandering. That means it's up to us to win this war. This is a call to action.

We hope to be back in front of the court as soon as we can with a case that addresses the justices’ concerns. But we can’t just stand by and wait. We’ve identified four state-based initiatives to terminate gerrymandering step by step.

Please contribute whatever you can afford to these four critical state campaigns.

September 5, 2017

Thank you, thank you, thank you

We hit a major milestone over the long weekend, crossing the $100,000 line. That means I'm on the hook for over six figures. I can't thank all of you enough. 

As I've been helping to recruit Republicans to join the amicus briefs in support of our side in Gill vs. Whitford, I've been reminding them of your great support. I think you'll all be very happy with some of the great names that come out on the right side of this issue when we file the briefs today, but for now I want to thank all of you for being a part of this. We can truly change our country for the better.

Now, I'd like to challenge you. I'm really excited that I have to cut a check for over 100k. Let's make it more. Share with your friends, keep fighting. Do it now.

July 5, 2017

Thank you!

Friends -- 

I have been traveling across the globe, but I had to take a moment to write you a quick note of thanks for joining me in the effort to end partisan gerrymandering.

Now that the Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case, our work begins in earnest. You are on the front lines of this battle, and I’m grateful to have you with me in this fight. 
 
I can think of no better way to celebrate our patriotism after July 4th than boldly proclaiming that as American citizens, we stand united against gerrymandering and the broken political system it has created.
 
We stand against politicians choosing themselves and their jobs over the people. 
 
We stand for American citizens taking political power into their own hands. 
 
You’ve already done your part by donating -- now make sure that your friends know we have the chance to make gerrymandering unconstitutional. 
 
Share your support on Facebook.
 
Together, we’re going to make Washington work for regular people again. 
 
I hope you had a fantastic fourth, 
Arnold

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  • endorsed

    “No representative or group of representatives should have the ability to influence the system and effectively choose their own constituent base. That flies in the face of a government by and for the people. It's extremely un-American.”

  • endorsed

  • endorsed

    “Show the world us millennials just want free stuff. By that I mean make a donation to legal funds fighting to protect your freedoms from corrupt gerrymandering.”

  • endorsed

    “I consider gerrymandering unAmerican”

  • endorsed

    “It is time to make proactive and positive changes in the system.”

  • endorsed

    “Politicians are using Gerrymandering to choose the winners of elections, before the elections are even held.”

  • endorsed

  • endorsed

    “what better example than the current political atmosphere that politicians have been choosing their voters instead of voters choosing their politicians. Both parties are guilty but it is our democracy that is being stolen. Let's make it fair, then accept the true will of the people.”

  • endorsed

    “Elections should be free and fair and every vote should count.”

  • endorsed

    “politicians who benefit from gerrymandering should not benefit from the practice. Districts should be determined by independent and impartial commissions.”

  • endorsed

    “Gerrymandering is a fundamental insult to the very idea of representative democracy. It denies equal protection under the law and the right of EVERY voter to have his or her vote count. It's wrong when Republicans do it and it's wrong when Democrats do it. We need to DEMAND that our elected representatives craft a Federal law that prohibits partisan redistricting.”

  • endorsed

  • endorsed

    “We need our politicians to work for the all the people and not so much for their party.”

  • endorsed

    “I support this opportunity to make gerrymandering unconstitutional because our government must be representative of the people, the key unit of democracy is a vote, and so a vote must have value.”

  • endorsed

    “We need to get to the root of why our votes matter less and less.This issue is half that reason, the other half being large sums of dark money pumped into politics. Ironically that was made possible in large part due to gerrymandering.”