Senator Bernie Sanders Statement on Supreme Court Decision Upholding Independent Redistricting Commissions

BURLINGTON–(ENEWSPF)–June 29, 2015 – Sen. Bernie Sanders issued the following statement in response to the Supreme Court decision in Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission:

“Today’s Supreme Court decision is an important step in the fight against voter suppression. When congressional districts are controlled by partisanship it is bad for voters and our democracy. Allowing non-partisan commissions to draw district lines will help combat the hyper-partisan gerrymandering we have seen in some states. We still must go further—it’s time to restore the Voting Rights Act, expand early voting periods and make it easier for people to vote, not harder.”