While I am disappointed that the Supreme Court has chosen not to decide on the merits of extreme partisan gerrymandering for now, it is not the end of the war for fair districts. It is a call to action. 

This is our problem to solve. And we can solve it. All over the country, reformers are working to create fair redistricting systems. Just a month ago, Ohio voters overwhelmingly passed redistricting reform, and other states like Colorado are not far behind. In some states, like California, reforms were put in place years ago. Today simply sets the stage for a new battle in the same war. We must continue to seek change in the courts, we must seek it through the ballot box, electing candidates who support fair redistricting and supporting ballot initiatives that create independent bodies to draw district lines. If we do that, together we can put an end to politicians picking their voters. 

Let today serve as a wake-up call to all of us to find these campaigns, support them, and end the 200-year-old scam of gerrymandering – state by state. We will fight it in the courts, we will fight it in the statehouses, we will fight it at the ballot boxes, and we will win.

To those of you who are disheartened, let me remind you that California attempted to reform our redistricting process four times and failed. The fifth time, we won.

That's why we've identified four citizen-powered movements in Missouri, Michigan, Colorado, and Utah that need our help to terminate gerrymandering in their states. With each state that takes action, our movement grows stronger and more likely to succeed at the national level. 

Let's roll up our sleeves and terminate gerrymandering once and for all,

Arnold Schwarzenegger 

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Michigan – Voters Not Politicians

Voters Not Politicians is a grassroots group seeking to end gerrymandering in Michigan by supporting a constitutional amendment that requires districts are drawn by an independent citizens redistricting commission that is fair, impartial, and transparent.


Missouri – Clean Missouri

Clean Missouri wants to "ensure that neither political party is given an unfair advantage when new maps are drawn after the next census by asking a nonpartisan expert to draw fair legislative district maps, which would then be reviewed by a citizen commission."


Colorado – Fair Maps Colorado

Fair Maps Colorado is backing referred measures that would prohibit gerrymandering and create fair and competitive congressional and legislative districts. They will make Colorado a national model for putting effective representation of voters at the forefront of redistricting efforts.

Utah – Better Boundaries

Better Boundaries has collected the signatures to put an initiative on this November's ballot creating an independent redistricting commission following the 2020 census. They believe, as Former Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker puts it, that "politicians should not be choosing their voters."


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    “Redrawing of District is politically unethical, and completely unacceptable.”

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    “Politicians shouldn't be able to draw their own districts - that would be called cheating in Sports. Let's stop the cheating so citizens voices can be heard.”

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    “Justice must be fought for.”

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    “Gerrymandering has been used by an inflexible minority to co-opt our democracy, and we must end it ASAP.”

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    “Fair is fair. One person, one vote, with equal representation for each citizen is how our government is supposed to be chosen. Unfortunately, the drive to stay in office at any cost has resulted in "safe" districts, where election results are pre-determined. Let's fix this!”

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    “We can build the public support to end gerrymandering and stop the current erosion of democracy.”

June 4, 2018

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