Jean Lloyd-Jones, a past Iowa legislator, past president of the Iowa League of Voters and panelist for The Harkin Institute’s event Drawn Out: How Iowa Got Redistricting Right wrote an op-ed about the importance of fair representation in redistricting, which was published by The Hill on September 17, 2018.
“Fair representation should be the first tenet of any redistricting effort. I believed that nearly 50 years ago when I played a key role in persuading the Iowa League of Women Voters to join the ACLU, Iowa Federation of Labor and Iowa Democratic Party in a challenge of Iowa’s reapportionment plan following the 1970 census. I believe it just as strongly today as I read daily news reports of severely gerrymandered districts and efforts by citizens to address issues within their own states.”
Read the full op-ed on The Hill website.