Redistricting & Census Action Planning for One Person One Vote (Bellevue WA)
May 19, 2019 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Crossroads Community Center, 16000 NE 10th St, Bellevue, WA
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.
Interactive and entertaining, this workshop is filled with information you can use.