DistrictBuilder: Open Source Collaborative Redistricting

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  • DistrictBuilder: Open Source Collaborative Redistricting

    1. 1. Now…Public Access RedistrictingOpen Data 2 Open Access 2011 CGA Conference at Harvard University Prepared for Open Source
    2. 2. Choose Your Legislature3 Prepared for 2011 CGA Conference at Harvard University
    3. 3. Look Around – Get the Picture4 Prepared for 2011 CGA Conference at Harvard University
    4. 4. Drill Down – Get The Facts5 Prepared for 2011 CGA Conference at Harvard University
    5. 5. Make A Plan6 Prepared for 2011 CGA Conference at Harvard University
    6. 6. Get the Details7 Prepared for 2011 CGA Conference at Harvard University
    7. 7. Run The Numbers8 Prepared for 2011 CGA Conference at Harvard University
    8. 8. Is it legal? How Well Are You Doing?9 Prepared for 2011 CGA Conference at Harvard University
    9. 9. Spread the Word Share your plans with others Have a contest Mash up and plug in 10 Prepared for 2011 CGA Conference at Harvard University
    10. 10. Virginia Redistricting Competition Educating Students  150 students on 15 teams at 12 Universities and Colleges Educating the Public  Over 30 news stories, including USA Today and Washington Post Educating Policy Makers  Three student plans were introduced as bills  One student congressional plan demonstrated a way to increase minority representation, was adopted by the governor’s advisory commission and the approach was adopted by the Democrats. 11 Prepared for 2011 CGA Conference at Harvard University
    11. 11. Map a State -- Change the Nation Identifycommunities Explore the alternatives Understand political consequences Establish transparency Catalyze participation Create alternatives to politics-as-usual 12 Prepared for 2011 CGA Conference at Harvard University
    12. 12. Public Mapping Software – Features Powered by Open Source Create  Create districts and plans  Identify communities* Evaluate  Visualize  Summarize  Population balance  Geographic compactness  Completeness and contiguity  Report in depth Share  Import & export plans  Publish a plan  Run a contest 13 Prepared for 2011 CGA Conference at Harvard University * Coming soon
    13. 13. The Public Mapping Project Supported by The Sloan Foundation Joyce Foundation Amazon Corporation Judy Ford Wason Center at Christopher Newport Univ. Michael McDonald Micah Altman George Mason University Harvard University Brookings Institution Brookings Institution Robert Cheetham Azavea Participating Organizations Midwest Democracy Network Arizona Competitive Districts Coalition Virginia Redistricting Competition14 Prepared for 2011 CGA Conference at Harvard University
    14. 14. Advisory BoardMike Fortner Illinois state Representative, 95th DistrictCarling Dinkler John Tanners office, Tennessee 8th Congressional DistrictMary Wilson Past President, League of Women VotersDerek Cressman Western Regional Director of State Operations, Common CauseAnthony Fairfax President, Census ChannelKimball Brace President, Election Data Services Executive Director, Campaign Legal Center and Americans for RedistrictingGerry Hebert ReformLeah Rush Executive Director, Midwest Democracy NetworkNancy Bekavac Director, Scientists and Engineers for AmericaKarin Mac Donald Director, Statewide Database, Institute for Government Studies, UC BerkeleyThomas E. Mann Senior Fellow, The Brookings InstitutionNorman J. Senior Fellow, The American Enterprise InstituteOrnstein 15 Prepared for 2011 CGA Conference at Harvard University
    15. 15. More Information atwww.publicmapping.org

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