The Arab American Civic Council is leading engagement in state and local redistricting to ensure that the Arab community is seen, heard, and empowered as district boundaries are redrawn. This is our chance to ensure fair political representation for Arab Americans for the next ten years.
What is Redistricting?
Every ten years following each decennial Census, state and local electoral districts have to be redrawn to make sure each district has an equal population. How district lines are drawn determines state and congressional representation. These representatives make decisions that are important to the members of the community. District demographics directly influence the priorities of elected officials and their obligation to respond to the needs of the community. When voters with similar interests are drawn into a district together, their combined voices give them a greater opportunity to express their views, to be heard, to elect candidates of their choice, and to hold their leaders accountable.