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Redistricting 101: How to Make a Difference in This Year’s New Maps
September 14, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us for this special program to learn how YOU can make a difference in this year’s crucial redistricting process.
Every 10 years, the states redraw their legislative and Congressional districts based on the updated U.S. Census population data. North Carolina has terrible history of gerrymandering – the practice of drawing district maps for partisan advantage – instead of creating election maps that are truly representative of the people in a given area. Without the protections built into the For The People Act, which would put independent commissions in charge of state redistricting, we are left with our state’s current system, which allows sitting lawmakers to call the shots. The NC General Assembly (NCGA) Joint Redistricting Committee has final say on the entire process. And this year, the stakes are especially high.
That means it’s incumbent on all of us to speak out and get involved. And you don’t need to be an expert! In fact, some of the most effective public comments are those from ordinary citizens.
In this workshop, you will gain a clear understanding of how the redistricting process works, and you’ll learn specific things that any of us can do to help make that process more transparent and non-partisan, including:
- How to document our own “communities of interest”
- How to make effective public testimony
- How to increase public awareness
North Carolinians deserve fair election maps and an open and transparent process of creating them. Join us for this special program to learn what you can do to help make that happen.
NOTE: This is a virtual event. Please register here first, and we’ll send you a Zoom link before the event.
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