Gerrymandering. Weird word. In 1812, Governor Elbridge Gerry of Massachusetts signed a law that changed the state voting districts to benefit his political party (his party was the Democratic-Republican Party, kind of ironic!). One of the districts ended up looking like a salamander. Combine the governor’s name with that of the amphibian and, voila, “gerrymander.”
I’m No Superstar
I’m No Superstar is a blog for people like me who want to make a difference in the world but know they aren’t activists. Each post contains a social action idea that most of us could do, a book that’s worth reading, or a link to a website that offers other ideas. Oh, and it’s all introduced by a sometimes quirky story from my life.