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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #21)

Mon Aug 29, 2016, 09:23 AM

28. The Democratic Party needs to follow the lead of the RedMap strategy

That was created by Republican operatives after the 2008 election. They realized that 2010 was a census year and if they had people in place in the state legislatures to gerrymander redistricting, they could have districts that would let them get more Republicans in the House.

We need to start working NOW to get Democrats into the state legislatures so OUR people are in place for 2020. Thankfully the courts have been turning back some of the most egregious gerrymandered maps but not all. If Democrats work for FAIR redistricting, we can get more seats in Congress and stop this abuse by the Republicans.

BLUE MAP STRATEGY!

Blue Maps (sung to the tune of Blue Skies)

Maps were red, just as red as they could be
Ev'ry day was a cloudy day for me
Then good luck came a-knocking at my door
Maps were red but they're not red anymore

Blue maps
Smiling at me
Nothing but blue maps
Do I see

Bluebirds
Singing a song
Nothing but bluebirds
All day long

Never saw the sun shining so bright
Never saw things going so right
Noticing the days hurrying by
When you're in charge, my how they fly

Blue maps
All of them gone
Nothing but blue maps
From now on

I should care if the wind blows right or left
I should fret if the worst looks like the best
I should mind if they say it can't be true
I should smile, that's exactly what I do

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