Community Forum on Redistricting Seeks Public Input
Come join us for a Community Forum on Redistricting mobilizing the community for the Texas Legislature’s upcoming public input hearings:
Saturday, August 24, 2019
10:00 AM- Noon
Central Library, 600 Soledad, San Antonio
Panel Discussion 10:00 AM
State Sen. José Menéndez, Dist. 26, 2021 Senate Redistricting Committee member Rogelio Sáenz, sociologist, demographer at UTSA, professor, Dept. of Demography Joaquin Gonzalez, Fellow/Attorney, Texas Civil Rights Project Jose Garza, Voting Rights Counsel for the Mexican American Legislative Caucus Stephanie Swanson, Redistricting Issue Chair, League of Women Voters of Texas. Followed by a breakout session to work on testimony and partner with community groups.
A hearing by the House Redistricting Committee is tentatively scheduled for San Antonio on Thursday, September 12, 2019. Starting in fall 2019, the Texas House Redistricting Committee is planning Public Input Hearings for the 2021 redistricting. Public comments at the hearings will be used to assist the Legislature when it draws district boundaries. This Community Forum is to help citizens prepare testimony for the House Redistricting Committee’s hearing.
If you would like to get a head start on preparing your testimony, please check out the Redistricting Toolkit at https://my.lwv.org/texas/redistrictingcensus/public-input-hearings.
If you have any questions about the event, please contact Evelyn Bonavita, Vice President Program, LWV San Antonio, firstname.lastname@example.org