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Just minutes ago, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a big ruling on gerrymandering.

The Court ruled in cases from North Carolina (Rucho v. Common Cause) and Maryland (Benisek v. Lamone) that federal courts cannot limit partisan gerrymandering -- a ruling that means self-interested politicians can effectively continue to manipulate maps without federal courts intervening.

This is the wrong decision.

But we never thought one Supreme Court decision would solve the problem of gerrymandering or end this fight. That's why All On The Line has been building a grassroots army of supporters in every state in the country -- a team we're training to take on gerrymandering at the local and state level.

Here's what All On The Line will continue to do:
  • Train local activists and organizers to become redistricting leaders;
  • Educate communities on how they can demand fair maps from elected officials and stakeholders; and
  • Organize and mobilize so self-interested politicians can't cut deals, choose their own voters, or guarantee their own re-election.
With today's Supreme Court decision, our work has never been more important. Can you chip in to help our team keep making progress against gerrymandering?

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We're at a critical moment in the fight for fair maps. Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court effectively ruled to allow partisan gerrymandering to continue in our nation, putting the interests of the established few above the many.

But there's so much more to our fight than legal battles and one Supreme Court decision. That's why this campaign is focused on building a grassroots army of organizers, activists, donors, and voters who understand why map manipulation is a threat to our democracy and are ready to lead the charge for fair districts in their states.

Today, there's a simple way you can get involved: Sign All On The Line's Citizen Commitment and say you'll be a part of this team.

I've signed it, as have thousands of supporters from all 50 states. And the 22 major Democratic presidential candidates have taken a similar pledge to fight for fair maps.

Here's what you're committing to when you add your name:
  • That you believe we need independent, non-partisan, and fair redistricting that will end map manipulation.
  • That you will only support candidates and elected officials who want fair and representative districts, and will hold politicians accountable to ensure we have a fair redistricting process in 2021.
It's that simple -- a promise to ourselves and a message to our friends, neighbors, and every politician who wants to represent us, from the White House to our state legislatures. We won't tolerate gerrymandering anymore. We will work together to deliver fair maps to this nation.

With every commitment, our message is growing louder. We need your voice to be a part of this, too. Sign All On The Line's Citizen Commitment today.

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The Shape Of Things: NC-11.

The district:
North Carolina's 11th Congressional District.

What's the story?
You're looking at what used to be one of the most competitive congressional districts in the country. Before 2012 (when the most recent maps went into effect), NC-11 was built around -- and, importantly, included -- the city of Asheville. Asheville provided a solid Democratic base, while the surrounding regions leaned more conservative. This meant close, hard-fought campaigns, with moderates winning tight races in the 1990s and early 2000s.

Then, the North Carolina GOP started manipulating the state's district map. They used their power after the 2010 Census to gerrymander the state, carving much of Asheville out of NC-11. By splitting Asheville, they diluted Democratic votes into two districts. This gerrymander was so blatant that in some Asheville neighborhoods, one side of the street stayed NC-11 while the other was moved into NC-10.

Help All On The Line un-rig districts like this across the country. Adopt NC-11 today with a small monthly donation and stand up to gerrymandering.

So what's happened to NC-11's congressional elections?
Since the gerrymandering, they're not competitive. Look at these voting margins:

2010 (last year with competitive maps): D+8.6%
2012 (new, manipulated maps!): R +14.8%
2014 (new, manipulated maps!): R +25.8%
2016 (new, manipulated maps!): R +28.2%
2018 (new, manipulated maps!): R +20.4%
It's bad news for North Carolinians who want fair, competitive elections that result in representative government ... not a government filled with politicians who win just because of the party listed next to their names, regardless of their extreme ideas.

What does this lead to in DC?
Those huge margins are more than numbers. They're an invitation to elected officials: You don't have to listen to your constituents. You'll be re-elected anyway. And that's exactly what's happened with Republican Mark Meadows -- one of the most conservative, extreme members of Congress who has somehow represented moderate Western North Carolina since 2012.

He's voted with President Trump 89% of the time, consistently going against common-sense policies supported by most Americans. He has:
  • Supported efforts to repeal Obamacare, ripping coverage away from millions;
  • Voted against requiring background checks for all gun sales; and
  • Scored zero percent from the League of Conservation Voters in 2018 for his record on climate change.
Gerrymandering hurts us all, giving us representatives like Mark Meadows who go to the extremes and don't represent America as a whole. All On The Line is fighting to un-rig districts like NC-11 nationwide. Adopt NC-11 with a monthly donation today.

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Morris Plains Family Day & Fireworks June 29

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New Providence Independence Day Celebration July 3

From New The New Providence Independence Day Celebration, sponsored by the New Providence Business Community and Investors Bank, returns to the borough on Wednesday, July 3, on South Street from Gales Drive to Springfield Avenue, and will include fun filled activities for all. Our hometown DJ Mike Savage will provide entertainment from his perch […]

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From The City of Summit: The City of Summit’s 72nd Annual Fourth of July Celebration will take place on Thursday, July 4, 2019 at Soldiers Memorial Field, located at 5 Myrtle Avenue in Summit. The day-long, family-friendly celebration will include entertainment, rides and amusements, as well as an expanded food truck festival. The day will […]

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All On The Line

Yesterday, the Supreme Court blocked the Trump administration from adding a citizenship question the to 2020 Census. But the fight is far from over.

An accurate census is the bedrock of fair representation. Adding a citizenship question would threaten to silence people of color and result in a census count that doesn't reflect the diversity of our country. Luckily, the Supreme Court ruled the administration did not provide adequate justification for the citizenship question -- but they agreed with the district court's decision to send the matter back to the Commerce Department. This means there's a chance the question can still be added.

That's where you come in. All On the Line is working on a multi-pronged approach to ensure our maps are as fair as possible. We need to encourage all communities, especially communities of color and immigrant communities, to participate in the census. That means training more volunteers, and connecting folks like you, who really care about their communities, with opportunities to get involved.

All of it will take resources to ensure every state gets a fair and accurate count ahead of redistricting. Can you help fuel this fight?

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Times like this remind me that even in tough fights, there are small victories. Let's savor them, but remember to stay vigilant as we keep on marching toward fairness together.


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