Middle Tennessee Redistricting Hearing

 

Monday September 27, 2021
6:00 – 8:00 p.m. CDT

Greater Missionary Baptist Church
450 Ringgold Rd, Clarksville, TN 37042

Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMvf-Cgrz4qGd34YzcaRlTY1bAvr3V4bCqV

Tennessee’s upcoming redistricting decisions are important to your community. This meeting is an opportunity to learn more about the specific approach in Tennessee as well as an opportunity to provide input. We welcome brief, informal statements from individuals and groups that can be shared with the Tennessee House Select Committee on Redistricting which is responsible for drafting statewide maps. These maps will determine the new political boundaries for the Congressional, Tennessee Senate, and Tennessee House districts.

A healthy democracy is built on fair representation for all communities in the state. We believe that the people who live in a community know it best and understand when unified representation will serve their community of interest the best way possible.

Contact president@lwvtn.org to reserve your spot to speak. Whether your concern is for the best way to have representation for your local community, a region of the state, or the entire state, we would like to hear from you. Please plan to limit your statement to 3 minutes.

Speakers can access the meeting in person at the Clarksville location or virtually at: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMvf-Cgrz4qGd34YzcaRlTY1bAvr3V4bCqV

Sponsoring organizations:

League of Women Voters of Tennessee
Tennessee Conference of the NAACP
CivicTN
Central Labor Council of Nashville and Middle Tennessee
Tennessee Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.
Tennessee Black Caucus of State Legislators

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Local Redistricting Committee Meeting

Local redistricting committee to meet September 8

A meeting of the Rutherford County Redistricting Committee will be held Wednesday, September 8, 2021, at 5:30 p.m. in room 205 of the Rutherford County Courthouse.

Agendas and meeting minutes are archived here on the county website.

Following a “Redistricting 101” program it held in August, the League plans to host a program on the local redistricting process in November 2021.

(Post copied from League of Women Voters of Murfreesboro/Rutherford County)

Redistricting 101

August 10, 2021 at 6:00PM
MTSU Heritage Center
225 W. College Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130

 

AAUW Murfreesboro’s Lee Anne Carmack will present Redistricting 101 to the Murfreesboro/Rutherford County community. Socializing begins at 6:00PM and the presentation is scheduled for 6:30PM-7:30PM. The event is co-hosted by the League of Women Voters of Murfreesboro/Rutherford County and AAUW Murfreesboro.

About Redistricting 101

What is redistricting, and why is it important right now?

When new census data is collected every 10 years, states redraw their state and congressional district lines. These districts determine how communities are represented at the local, state, and federal levels. The redistricting process is fundamental in influencing how our government works for us.

Redistricting will be happening in the fall of 2021 in Tennessee and Rutherford County.

Fair redistricting is an important part of the democratic process, as it upholds the sanctity of one person, one vote; and ensures fair representation at every level. Congress has the power to ensure a fair redistricting by putting in guardrails for elections and redistricting by supporting the For the People Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Act.

Redistricting 101 is an overview of the redistricting process in Tennessee, which includes: defining district boundaries, reapportionment of the populations across districts, and the reallocation of federal funds based on population changes. In this presentation, we will share information on current legislation, the importance of public involvement in the redistricting process, defining and protecting communities of interest, and how to get involved in the redistricting process.

The League of Women Voters will be offering a second program later in the fall which specifically addresses redistricting here in Rutherford County.