Here is a list of resources from Texas organizations that will help you stay involved and informed about redistricting as Texas legislators redraw congressional and state legislative district boundaries. Texas in particular has been found in the past to intentionally discriminate against people of color when it comes to this process.
Redistricting Special Section
Written by Texas Tribune on Dec 8 2021 - 12:27pm
By Alexa Ura, The Texas Tribune The U.S. Department of Justice is throwing its weight into the legal fight over Texas’ newly drawn maps for Congress and the state House, filing a lawsuit Monday that claims Texas lawmakers discriminated against voters of color by denying Latino and Black voters equal opportunities to participate in the voting process and elect their preferred candidates.
Written by Texas Tribune on Nov 8 2021 - 10:31am
By Alexa Ura, The Texas Tribune Opening a second front in widening legal wars over redistricting, a coalition of mostly Hispanic, Democratic members of the Texas House filed suit in state court Wednesday challenging the constitutionality of the new political map for the state House.
Written by Texas Tribune on Oct 20 2021 - 11:49am
By Alexa Ura, The Texas Tribune Before they’ve even been signed into law, Texas’ new maps for Congress and the statehouse are being challenged in court for allegedly discriminating against Latino voters.
Written by Texas Tribune on Oct 15 2021 - 11:39am
By Alexa Ura and Mandi Cai, The Texas Tribune The intensity with which Texas Republicans are struggling against demographic tides as they redraw the state's congressional districts can best be seen in their proposed maps for the Dallas-Fort Worth region, specifically its suburbs.
Written by Texas Tribune on Oct 6 2021 - 11:46am
By Cassandra Pollock, The Texas Tribune A Texas House committee voted out a revised draft to redraw the lower chamber’s districts, which will give Republicans stronger positioning in the House of the Legislature for the next decade. The Oct. 5 committee vote puts the proposal on track to hit the House floor for debate in the coming days.
Written by Texas Tribune on Oct 1 2021 - 3:34pm
Texas House members on Oct. 30 released the first proposal for a new map redrawing the chamber's 150-member districts. The initial draft would both increase Republicans' strength across the state and the number of districts in which white residents make up a majority of eligible voters.
Written by Ross Ramsey on Oct 1 2021 - 3:30pm
In a state where more than 60% of the residents are people of color, the Texas Legislature is proposing maps where white people have voting majorities in 50% of the congressional districts. That’s not representative.
Written by Vivian Lopez on Oct 1 2021 - 3:22pm
New Census data in Texas reveals there will be two new congressional seats based on the growing population of people of color. However, these communities may not be able to benefit from these redistricting lines. In this video, PBS Political Reporter Daniel Bush goes in depth on this issue.
Written by Vivian Lopez on Sep 22 2021 - 4:54pm
Hours after the Texas Legislature released the first draft of the redistricting map, Fair Maps Texas held a press conference featuring a diverse group of Texans who criticized gerrymandering and called for a fair redistricting process. The Texans demanded better representation as they spoke out on the impact that the current districting map has imposed on them and urged U.S Congress to pass the For the People Act and John Lewis Voting Rights Act. Watch the full news conference here: