About Fair Districts Louisiana

Fair Districts Louisiana is a grassroots, bipartisan alliance of organizations and citizens who support redistricting reform. We are motivated by the belief that ensuring fair and competitive elections is a desire shared by all citizens who value a vibrant democracy, and is not the domain of a particular ideology or party.

Also at the center of our movement is the belief that gerrymandering is the inevitable consequence of the most severe conflict of interest in the history of representative government: that of being able to choose one’s own voters. This conflict of interest is a massive burden on politicians because it forces them to balance their respect for the electoral process with the powerful instinct for self-preservation.

Eliminating this conflict of interest will make for better politicians and a better government.

Our Objectives:

Fair Districts Louisiana’s objectives include:
→  Embracing a big tent! We welcome all who care about this issue.
→  Acting as an information clearinghouse for policymakers and the public.
→  Leading a civil conversation based on mutual respect.
→  Letting evidence guide the way towards potential legislative reforms.
→  Persisting until a legitimate solution is reached. 
→  Acting as a catalyst for Louisiana policymakers and citizens to determine how Louisiana   will draw its districts after the 2020 census.   

The Team:

 
Matt Bailey is a strategic communication and leadership development expert originally from Jena, LA. A proactive social entrepreneur and civic engagement leader, Matt has helped start New Leaders Council-Louisiana and the New Orleans chapter of the American Constitution Society. He is a graduate of Northwestern State University and the George Washington University Law School. Matt is a proud husband, father, and veteran of the Louisiana Army National Guard.

Matt Bailey is a strategic communication and leadership development expert originally from Jena, LA. A proactive social entrepreneur and civic engagement leader, Matt has helped start New Leaders Council-Louisiana and the New Orleans chapter of the American Constitution Society. He is a graduate of Northwestern State University and the George Washington University Law School. Matt is a proud husband, father, and veteran of the Louisiana Army National Guard.

Stephen Kearny is a Baton Rouge native and proud LSU graduate. In his day job, he works in grid analytics in the power industry. He currently lives in downtown New Orleans, where he moved after a stint in Denver doing a graduate program in energy economics and operations research. 

Stephen Kearny is a Baton Rouge native and proud LSU graduate. In his day job, he works in grid analytics in the power industry. He currently lives in downtown New Orleans, where he moved after a stint in Denver doing a graduate program in energy economics and operations research. 

Brandon Faske is a second-year law student at Tulane University Law School. He also spent his undergraduate years at Tulane. Before returning for law school, Brandon spent two years working at NBCUniversal in New York. This past summer, he interned at the Brennan Center for Justice in New York City, focused, in part, on redistricting issues across the country. He currently lives in the Lower Garden District.

Brandon Faske is a second-year law student at Tulane University Law School. He also spent his undergraduate years at Tulane. Before returning for law school, Brandon spent two years working at NBCUniversal in New York. This past summer, he interned at the Brennan Center for Justice in New York City, focused, in part, on redistricting issues across the country. He currently lives in the Lower Garden District.