Empowering Citizens: The Princeton Gerrymandering Project
This session was part of Engage 2020, the new Princeton University innovation and entrepreneurship conference.
In 2021, thousands of state legislative districts and the entire House of Representatives will get new maps. The advent of big data and polarized politics makes it more important than ever to draw fair lines. In this timely panel less than 48 hours after Election Day 2020, Professor of Neuroscience Sam Wang and the Princeton student founders of Representable.org, a grassroots initiative that supports efforts to eliminate partisan gerrymandering at the state and federal levels, will discuss how their work provides tools to empower citizens to weigh in and become full partners in the process. The data tools of Representable.org started as a project for a Princeton class.
Hosted by Ben Kim, Princeton University Corporate Engagement and Foundation Relations