Let America Vote Statement on the Supreme Court’s Gerrymandering Decision

Washington, DC — Let America Vote National Political Director Porsha White released the following statement on the Supreme Court’s gerrymandering decision:

“Today, the Supreme Court dealt another major blow to democracy in America. The Supreme Court punted on protecting voters from extreme partisan gerrymandering, which strips Americans of their fundamental constitutional right: to use the ballot to choose their political representatives. Instead, with partisan gerrymandering, politicians draw maps to choose voters they think will vote for them. That is antithetical to our democracy.

Although the Supreme Court’s decision threatens fair and free elections in the United States, it also makes clear that protecting our democracy now rests in the hands of the American people. Let America Vote will continue to fight against voter suppression in all its forms, and right now partisan gerrymandering is one of the biggest threats to the right to vote. Let American Vote will continue to advocate for the establishment of independent redistricting commissions throughout the United States prior to 2021 redistricting. At the national level, Let America Vote will continue to push for the For the People Act, which expressly bans partisan gerrymandering. But Sen. Mitch McConnell has refused to bring the For the People Act to a vote in the Senate. Let America Vote will work to defeat politicians who utilize gerrymandering to take away power from voters, and we will fight to get voting rights champions elected.”

Let America Vote is a national voting rights organization that fights back against proposals across the country that make it harder for eligible voters to exercise their constitutional right to cast a ballot. Whether it’s extreme identification requirements, questionable purges of voter rolls, voter intimidation, new and extreme voter registration processes, or anything that makes voting harder, Let America Vote is there to lead the way against it.