Posts by Michelle Olson

Post-Redistricting Strategy ’22

Now that redistricting is nearly over (Florida being the principal state outstanding) the outlook on a district-by-district basis is coming into focus. It will be a hard-fought battle to hold…

Is Gender Parity a Rarity?

The first woman elected to Congress was Jeannette Rankin of Montana in 1917. Rep. Nancy Pelosi became the first, and only, female Speaker of the House in 2007. The Senate…

Redistricting: Round II

Looking at the new maps in Texas, Virginia, Nevada, Oregon, Iowa and Maine TEXAS If you were impressed with how California Dems shored up their risky districts and made more…

A Look at Pennsylvania and North Carolina’s New Maps

North Carolina and Pennsylvania, two fiercely competitive states, have new U.S. Congressional electoral maps since the U.S. Supreme Court refused to overturn the ones imposed by the state courts. This…

Caution: Primary Filing Deadlines Ahead

The shifting sands of Congressional redistricting in 2022 make keeping track of races around the country more problematic than usual. But some uncertainty will ease when primary candidates are known.…

Free Action Coaching Featured in Podcast

You’re doubtless one of many concerned citizens who want to try to save our democracy and make good on the American promise of a multicultural and equitable society. But maybe…

Florida Court Rejects DeSantis Gerrymander

The Florida Supreme Court unanimously rejected Gov. Ron DeSantis’ request to weaken the district of a Black Democratic congressman by adding more Republican voters to his district. The state Senate…

Should We Fall in Love with the New Senate Map?

Take a page from the slim volume, Mitch McConnell’s Words of Wisdom: “Never fall in love with the Senate map.” Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report asks whether the…
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