February 1, 2016 News & Press Releases · Press Releases and Announcements

DPVA Statement on SCOTUS Decision to Deny Request to Halt the Implementation of New Congressional Boundaries in Virginia

by Emily Bolton

Today, the United States Supreme Court denied a request to halt the implementation of new Congressional boundaries handed down from a federal court several weeks ago. Virginia and Florida are the only two states in the country likely to gain a Democratic seat through litigation.

The Democratic Party of Virginia (DPVA) will announce an organizational strategy for the new Congressional boundaries in the coming days.

DPVA chairwoman Susan Swecker released the following statement on today's development: 

"This is an encouraging development that will allow the Democratic Party of Virginia to make the necessary adjustments to ensure a seamless Election Day with the new district lines.

"Racial gerrymandering has plagued our country and Commonwealth for far too long and we are confident that this historic action brings us one step closer to granting Virginians better representation in Congress."