Communities of Interest: Building Blocks for Redistricting

Speaker: Yurij Rudensky of the Brennan Center for Justice


One of the considerations used by officials in drawing redistricting maps is attention to communities of interest. But what defines a community of interest?  How can this concept be used in promoting fair representation?  

Yurij Rudensky, redistricting counsel at the Brennan Center's Democracy Program will provide an overview of this important issue.   His primary areas of focus at the Brennan Center are redistricting policy reform, race and redistricting jurisprudence, and bridging the scientific-legal gap.

As the League of Women Voters works to bring community voices to the redistricting process, Mr. Rudensky’s insights will help us think through how communities of interest can be defined in ways to define political boundaries that lead to fair representation

July 22, 2021 at 11:00am - 12pm

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