For Immediate Release
/ July 18th 2006

Today Bipartisan Bill to Reform Redistricting

FairVote and Members of Congress will hold a press conference today for the Fairness and Independence in Redistrict Act, a bipartisan bill introduced in both the House and Senate to establish nationwide redistricting standards. The renewed push for legislation comes in the wake of the Supreme Court decision on the Texas gerrymandering case of 2003, which handed responsibility for political reform to Congress.

What:       Call for Congressional action on redistricting reform

Who:        Rep. John Tanner (D-TN)
               Rep. Zach Wamp (R-TN)
               John B. Anderson, Chairman, FairVote
               Pete Sepp, VP for Communications, National Taxpayers Union
               Other Members of Congress

When:      Tuesday, July 18, 1:15 p.m.

Where:     Terrace, Cannon House Office Building

For information or comment on this event, contact Ryan O’Donnell at (301) 270-4616 or [email protected].

FairVote is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that studies the impact of electoral rules and systems on turnout, representation and electoral competition. Its chairman is John B. Anderson, former Congressman and presidential candidate.