Redefining one person, one vote would redefine our democracy

Director of the California Civic Engagement Project at the UC Davis Center for Regional Change Mindy Romero publishes an article in the Sacramento Bee.

Should 38 percent of California’s population be excluded from political representation? This question is now before the U.S. Supreme Court, as it considers how states should draw their legislative districts. When the answer is handed down next year, it will have huge consequences for the political map of the nation and California.

In a big surprise, the U.S. Supreme Court recently agreed to hear Evenwel v. Abbott, a Texas case that could fundamentally change the one person, one vote principle established by the U.S. Supreme Court more than 50 years ago.

Read more in the Sacramento Bee.