Cummings Statement on Supreme Court Partisan Gerrymandering Decision

June 27, 2019
Press Release

Washington, D.C. (June 27, 2019) – Today, Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (MD-07) issued the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s decision on partisan redistricting:

“Americans deserve to know that when they cast their ballot, their vote truly matters in choosing who represents them.  The ballot is our voice, and we must not let it be muted by partisan gerrymandering.  Today's Supreme Court decision reinforces the urgent need for comprehensive redistricting reform to ensure that every American's vote matters.  In March, the House passed H.R. 1, the For the People Act, which included urgently needed democracy reform provisions—including redistricting reform.  The Senate must take up this legislation so that we can ensure the American people will be heard.”