January 8, 2016 Press Releases and Announcements

DPVA Statement on New Congressional Map

by Democratic Party of Virginia

January 7, 2016
CONTACT: Emily Bolton, Emily@vademocrats.org

DPVA Statement on New Congressional Map 


Today, a three judge panel in Richmond adopted a new Congressional map for Virginia, making it one of two states in the country likely to gain a Democratic seat through litigation. 

Chairwoman Susan Swecker of the Democratic Party of Virginia issued the following statement:

"This is a historic step forward in ending the injustice that racial gerrymandering inflicts upon those whose voices it silences," said Susan Swecker, Chairwoman of the Democratic Party of Virginia. "Virginia Democrats are now poised to gain a Congressional seat which will grant many voters stronger representation in Congress."