Do you know what ‘gerrymandering’ is? The Brigantine Democratic Club wants you to know all about it. They’ll share info at their next meeting on Saturday, Nov 23 at the Brigantine Community Center.
According to Wikipedia, “gerrymandering” is a practice that attempts to establish a political advantage for a particular party or group by manipulating district boundaries to create partisan advantaged districts.
The resulting district is known as a gerrymander…however, that word can also refer to the process. When used to allege that a given party is gaining disproportionate power, the term gerrymandering has negative connotations.
In addition to its use achieving desired electoral results for a particular party, gerrymandering may be used to help or hinder a particular demographic, such as a political, ethnic, racial, linguistic, religious, or class group.
The Brigantine Democrats will feature a speaker & discussion about gerrymandering on Sat, Nov 23 from 10a til noon, at the Brigantine Community Center. All are welcome. Call Jerry Szucs for more info: 609-948-5555.