Our General Assembly is preparing to finalize the redistricting maps that could shape the state’s politics for a decade.
Why Redistricting Matters!
- This is how funding is determined for communities,
- This determines how many House of Representatives each district receives, and
- Redlining can determine how votes are combined to favor one political party over another.
The Republican-led legislature is aiming to have the maps for congressional districts and the General Assembly completed by Nov. 5. The state’s redistricting committees just announced public hearings in person and virtually next week on Monday October 25th, and Tuesday October 26th.
Public hearings on redistricting maps:
Oct. 25th, 3 PM: At the NCGA and remote sites at UNC Wilmington and Caldwell Community College
Oct. 25th, 5:30 PM: Virtual public hearing. Sign-up link will be available on ncleg.gov
Oct. 26th, 3 PM: At the NCGA and remote sites at East Carolina University and Central Piedmont Community College
Oct. 26th 5:30 PM: Virtual public hearing. Sign-up link will be available on ncleg.gov
Check out Southern Coalition for Social Justice’s great primer on everything you need to know about the hearings, including how to sign up to give comment!
SCSJ is hosting a People’s Hearing Testimony Training this Sunday, October 24th to prepare for NC’s final mass statewide mobilization in 2021 to demand better maps, fair representation, and more resources for our communities.
During this 90-minute training, redistricting experts will give you:
· the latest on the legislative map-making process and maps so far,
· proven tips for providing effective testimony during next week’s hearings, and
· answer your burning redistricting questions.
Explore the resources below to learn more about how you can directly engage in the ongoing redistricting process