REDISTRICTING & CENSUS – Protecting One person, One Vote.
by League of Women Voters Seattle-King County
Date And Time
Sun, May 19, 2019
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM PDT
Crossroads Community Center
16000 NE 10th ST
Across the parking lot from Joann Fabrics
Bellevue, WA 98008
Join Alison McCaffree as she takes us through census and redistricting advocacy. A League of Women Voters of Washington report indicated that for Redistricting Commission public hearings to be of real value, the public needs to be better educated about the process. Come and learn what you need to know!
The success of our unique form of democracy depends on fair, equal, and trusted representation. Elected officials should represent the rights, needs and desires of all residents. However, currently our democracy is threatened by partisan gerrymandering, secret map drawing and challenges to the courts which upholding election laws. Washington State is in a better position than many other states due to clear laws that created our redistricting commission and layout the criteria for designing districts. Join a nonpartisan discussion of the process and the controversy around drawing maps for voting districts.
Come and discuss:
• Is the citizenship question constitutional?
• What is gerrymandering and is it legal?
• What does technology have to do with redistricting?
• How can we influence the process in Washington State?
This two hour workshop will get you talking about how you would like to see districts drawn and what you think the process should look like going forward. Interactive and entertaining, this workshop is packed filled with information you can use.
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