The League of Women Voters of Wisconsin is hosting a statewide forum called “A Bipartisan Case to End Gerrymandering: Every Vote Must Count” at 7pm on Wed., Sept. 30. This conversation with former state Senators Tim Cullen (D-Janesville) and Dale Schultz (R-Richland Center), moderated by Joy Cardin, a member of the Dane County chapter of the League and a former Wisconsin Public Radio journalist, does not require registration and will allow the online audience to ask questions. Go to www.bit.ly/FairMapsForum to attend. Every voter in the state is affected by the redrawing of voting district boundaries, which occurs every two years. Parties in power often attempt (and succeed) in drawing boundaries to favor one party. A recent article, “Petition sets rules for future redistricting litigation” on the State Bar of Wisconsin website describes the current state of affairs.
Andersen Library has resources, if you’d like to learn more. A search of Research@UWW’s Books, Media and more (UW Whitewater) for gerrymandering OR redistricting OR apportionment would find a variety of resources, including the book Redistricting: The most political activity in America (online via ProQuest Ebook Central), Gerrymandering (streaming documentary film via Films on Demand, linked below), the board game Mapmaker: The gerrymandering game (in Andersen Library’s 2nd-floor Teaching Tools collection at JK1341 .M36 2018), Wisconsin government agency publications including Redistricting in Wisconsin from the Legislative Reference Bureau, and more. There also would be many articles in scholarly journals, magazines, and newspapers on this topic.
For assistance with finding additional resources, such as articles or books, please ask a librarian (visit or contact staff at the Reference Desk, email, chat, or make an appointment).