Closed door meetings…handpicked constituents… maps designed to keep politicians in office indefinitely while intentionally excluding ethnic and minority communities from electing representatives of their choice.
|Texas League Hosts 10 Statewide Forums
With four new Congressional seats allotted to it as a result of the recent Census, Texas is by far one of the most active redistricting states right now. The LWV of Texas is working around the clock to urge lawmakers to draw representative districts in a transparent manner, and recently testified before committees in the House and Senate regarding draft plans. The League also held multiple statewide educational forums, bringing together civil rights groups, community leaders and voters to discuss how new district lines should be drawn. View video here.
The League of Women Voters is saying no to hyper-partisan gerrymandering.
This year, the League is empowering voters to get involved in redistricting, a process that too often has taken place out of the spotlight.
We’re working closely with legislators and other stakeholders in nine states — California, Florida, Texas, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Missouri, North Carolina, Georgia, and Virginia — to make sure the process is transparent and has adequate public input. Several states’ redistricting maps will be finalized in the coming weeks, and Leagues are working full time to ensure their views are heard.
Through this strategic public education and advocacy campaign, we are:
- seeking opportunities for community groups and others to get involved in the process.;
- providing League activists with resources to break down barriers that have kept the process hidden from public view; and
- advocating for redistricting maps that meet the broad public interest.
But we need you to get involved while there is still time. Contact your local League to find out how you can get involved in this vital, democracy-strengthening work.