The Abbott Institute
501 (c) (3)
SPEAK OUT to HAVE A VOICE IN ELECTIONS
REDISTRICTING TOWN HALL
Hosted by the General Assembly Reapportionment & Redistricting Committees
MONDAY JULY 26TH AT 5:00 P.M.
College of Coastal Georgia
Southeast Georgia Conference Center
3 Mariner Way Brunswick, GA 31520
The public is invited to present 2-5 minute testimonials
Sign-up starts at 4:30 P.M. outside the meeting room
WHAT IS REDISTRICTING AND WHY DOES IT MATTER?
Redistricting is the process of drawing electoral district boundaries in all states. These districts determine individual and community representation at the local, state, and federal levels.
While some states have independent commissions that draw maps, in Georgia, state and federal district maps are drawn by the state legislature. Our current county commissioners will draw districts for county districts, which will go to the state legislature for approval.
This leaves the process open to gerrymandering, the practice of drawing districts to favor one political party or racial group. Gerrymandering skews election results, makes races less competitive, hurts communities of color, and thwarts the will of the voters.
A good and fair redistricting process will be open and transparent, allowing communities to ask questions and give input. You can hold those crafting the district lines accountable by paying attention and speaking up (www.brennancenter.org).
Download this document https://bit.ly/townhall-glynn
PUBLIC HEARINGS- FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Georgia Legislative and Congressional Reapportionment
Written Public Comment