Elements of an effective public comment:
- Feasible Mappable: geographically specific – will you be able to look at the draft maps and say whether the did or did not include your input?
- Clear directive: specifies what you want them to do and why you want them to do it.
- Authentic: Written from the heart by a community member .
Public Comment Online Portal: This is where you can submit written redistricting comments.
Online Portal YouTube Tutorial: https://youtu.be/DQkz49aa28k
Find my Representatives: See where district lines are currently drawn in your community.
Representable: Define your community of interest and create a map that you can print or link to accompany your testimony.
Headwaters Economics: Explore your community’s climate change risk assessment. https://headwaterseconomics.org/apps/neighborhoods-at-risk/
NC Center for Demography: Census results and analysis for North Carolina