Empowering Voters. Defending Democracy.

People Powered Fair Maps (PPFM) is a national redistricting program of the League of Women Voters that focuses on creating fair political maps in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Depending on the state, forms of advocacy work may look different. The focus areas include:

  1. Ballot Initiatives or Referendums
  2. State Constitutional Options
  3. State Legislative Fixes
  4. Federal Legislative Fixes
  5. Civic Engagement & Education

What is Redistricting?

Redistricting is the process of drawing legislative districts. By federal law, redistricting must occur following the census (every 10 years) for two reasons.

  • First, new districts must be drawn when a state gains or loses congressional districts as a result of the apportionment of congressional districts to the states.
  • Second, even if the number of districts does not change, governments must redraw districts so that the districts have equal populations. These are the reasons why redistricting must occur.

To learn more about what the League’s positions on redistricting, gerrymandering and more, please visit nyredistricting.org for videos and other resources.