I was proud to represent the League at a special Brookings Institution event: Toward Public Participation in Redistricting. Together with my colleagues from the civic engagement world we discussed how to foster a more transparent and fair redistricting process in 2011. The League has worked for many decades to reform the redistricting process. In 2011, Leagues are gearing up to host public events, preparing testimony, educating the media, engaging key allies and taking advantage of exciting new mapping technology to ensure districts are drawn in the open and that the public has meaningful opportunities to weigh in. We look forward to sharing more details about our state Leagues’ successes in the coming weeks. If you want to get involved, please contact your local League!