Districts drawn by incumbents to protect their jobs make politicians less accountable to their constituents and more accountable to the special interests. This eroded public trust and contributed to a deep and intractable dysfunction in Congress. California’s citizen-driven redistricting process proved “that government of the people, by the people, for the people” is not only possible, but its success makes it an example for the nation. In Congress, I am working to create independent redistricting commissions in all 50 states.

  • October 2017
  • A Way To End the Gridlock in Washington

    In the current political environment, it often feels like there is more that divides us than unites. In reality, there is broad, bipartisan agreement among Americans on many important issues facing our nation. We just see no action on them in Congress.

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  • February 2017
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    Brownley Announces a California Solution to a Dysfunctional Congress

    Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley introduced the Fair and Independent Redistricting (FAIR) Act to encourage the states to form a citizen-driven redistricting process.  Based off California’s successful independent Congressional redistricting commission, Brownley’s bill would require the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) to report on best practices that states should use when establishing their own independent Congressional redistricting commissions.

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