Although redistricting is often thought of as something best left to politicians and the experts, nothing could be further from the truth. Every voter has a vital stake in redistricting because it determines the composition of districts that elect public officials at every level of government.

This report examines local redistricting in Virginia from the viewpoint of racial fairness. You will find inside a brief history of redistricting in Virginia over the last thirty years and tips on how you can have an impact on redistricting today.

2011 Congressional Redistricting Proposal with 2 Majority African-American Districts