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Supporting Amendment 1 and Choosing Unity Over Division

Ashwin Prabu

Posted on October 6, 2020 21:24

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This November, Virginia voters will have the chance to combat partisan gerrymandering.

I fear that my beloved state of Virginia is falling apart. I have lived in this commonwealth for my entire life, and I am pained to see such toxic political atmospheres brewing in our communities. Many of my classmates are scared to even voice their political opinions because of the vitriol that is now so commonplace. When we view politics as an ugly shouting match, it hurts us all. This is why I believe Amendment 1 MUST be passed this November. 

The amendment would create a citizen-led bipartisan commission to ensure that the redistricting process is fair, transparent and nonpartisan.  

For too long, Virginia legislators have drawn uncompetitive districts to ensure they only have to appeal to their base, effectively muting the rest of their constituents. Amendment 1 will force politicians to focus on addressing the needs of all their constituents, instead of riding a partisan bandwagon that serves only to divide and weaken our commonwealth.

This is about more than just gerrymandering -- it is about people coming together and uniting to take power away from partisan politicians who seek to divide us. I want to live in a state and a community where I know everyone’s voices and votes are respected. If you do too, and you live in Virginia, then I urge you to vote yes for Amendment 1. Let’s use Virginia as the launchpad to defeat partisan gerrymandering across the country!

Ashwin Prabu

Posted on October 6, 2020 21:24

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