Redistricting has been used at times to exclude communities from political power. By fully participating in and monitoring the upcoming redistricting process, underrepresented communities will have the opportunity to elect candidates of their choice and voice their needs and interests.  District boundaries are generally drawn once every 10 years, so this process has long-term effects on community representation. Check out the Drawing Democracy Coalition’s Toolkit, including the Letters to the Editor Toolkit, for community leaders and organizers for more information about how to impact the redistricting process.