Austin siblings create gerrymandering board game

Austin siblings create gerrymandering board game


WILL HAVE MORE ON THAT. 2-SYDNEY:THREE SIBLINGS FROM AUSTIN ARE ON A MISSION… TO START A CONVERSATION ABOUT GERRYMANDERING.. THAT’S WHEN POLITICAL BOUNDARIES ARE DRAWN FAVORING ONE GROUP OR ANOTHER. 2-ROBERT: THEY HOPE TO ELIMINATE “CRACKING” AND “PACKING” THROUGH A GAME – ONE TURN AT A TIME.KXAN’S CANDY RODRIGUEZ SHOWS US HOW.THEY MAY BE YOUNG… BUT THE LAFAIR SIBLINGS ARE TAKING ON AN OLD DEBATE… JOSH — 22;12;10 WE WANT TO HELP START CONVERSATIONS AROUND THE COUNTRY ABOUT AN ISSUE WE DON’T THINK IS DISCUSSED ENOUGH. THEY’RE TEACHING PEOPLE ABOUT GERRYMANDERING… ALL WHILE HAVING FUN. LOUIS – 22;19;10 IT LENDS ITSELF TO THE MECHANICS OF A BOARD GAME REALLY WELL, THERE’S SCHEMING AND STRATEGIZING AND BACKSTABBING. 15 THE SIBLINGS SAY THEY REALIZED THEY WERE LIVING IN A DISTRICT THAT DIDN’T MAKE SENSE TO THEM. JOSH 22;13;30 WE’RE IN AUSTIN AND OUR DISTRICT STRETCHES ALL THE WAY TO HOUSTON WHICH IS A THREE AND A HALF HOUR DRIVE AWAY — KIND OF RIDICULOUS. 13;37WHAT SURPRISED THEM EVEN MORE… NO ONE WAS TALKING ABOUT IT. LOUIS 22;29;56 GERRYMANDERING IS ONE OF THOSE WORDS THAT GETS THROWN AROUND A LOT … JULISSA ROJAS: 13;36;33 I’VE NEVER HEARD OF THIS BEFORE.”LOUIS …BUT PEOPLE DON’T ALWAYS HAVE A CLEAR AWARENESS OF HOW IT ACTUALLY WORKS. 20;01AUSTIN VAUGHT– 13;26;47 I MEAN, I DIDN’T KNOW EXACTLY WHAT IT WAS BUT I JUST HEARD ABOUT SOMETIMES ON THE NEWS AND AT SCHOOL… SO…”CANDY: WOULD YOU PLAY THE GAME?I WOULD. HECK YEAH. YEAH, I WOULD IT SOUNDS COOL.THE SIBLINGS SAY THEY HOPE THIS WILL EDUCATE PEOPLE… AND REMIND POLITICIANS THAT GERRYMANDERING IS NOT A GAME. GINA MASSINGILL: 13;33;17 WE NEED THE YOUNG PEOPLE TO CHANGE THE STRUCTURE OF OUR POLITICS IN THE FUTURE, THAT’S WHO’S GOING TO SAVE OUR COUNTRY. 23IN AUSTIN, CANDY RODRIGUEZ KXAN NEWS ROBERT: THIS GAME HAS BEEN A YEAR IN THE MAKING. THEY FINALLY LAUNCHED TODAY ON KICKSTARTER – AND HAVE ALREADY SURPASSED THEIR GOAL OF 15- THOUSAND DOLLARS. THE SIBLINGS SAY THEY HOPE THIS WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE WHEN IT COMES TO THE DRAWING OF CONGRESSIONAL MAPS. THE 2021 REDISTRICTING

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