Baltimore County: Uphold the Voting Rights Act
The Baltimore County redistricting lines were racially biased and illegal, and now a judge just ruled the County Council's redistricting plan violates the Voting Rights Act.
The Council's recommendation of a single Black super-majority district was a mistake they must rectify now – and you can help.
Judge Lydia Kay Griggsby has ruled that the Baltimore County Council must revise the illegal redistricting map first passed back in December. The Council's plan would have packed an excessively large number of Black voters into a single majority-Black district and divide the political power and opportunities of Black voters throughout Baltimore County.
This was a clear violation of the Voting Rights Act in a County that has a history of keeping BIPOC residents from fully participating in their representative government. Even though Baltimore County officials were surely aware that their redistricting plan violated the Voting Rights Act, they still refused to promote a plan that celebrates and empowers Black, Indigenous, and Residents of Color. Now they must draw a map that is equitable and fair.
TAKE ACTION: Tell your Baltimore County Council Members to do the right thing. Don't make the same mistake twice! Uphold the Voting Rights Act and create a Baltimore County redistricting map that serves the entire community.
Baltimore County Council Members