Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) introduces his legislation to create a national, independent redistricting commission to oversee the creation of Congressional districts.
This lesson has students research the effectiveness of Congress. Using proposed solutions for improving how Congress works, students will evaluate each proposal and develop a plan to fix it. Video clips of former and current members of Congress, journalists and professors are included. Topics include term limits, gerrymandering, primaries, earmarks, filibuster rules, lobbying, and campaign finance reform.