League Legislative Day for 2019 will focus on The Democracy Act, which calls for comprehensive reform of Georgia’s Redistricting Process. The events of the day will include a briefing on League Legislative Priorities, with emphasis on The Democracy Act, which will be formally introduced that day. There will be a press conference at which the League of Women Voters will make a statement to which all of our legislative attendees are invited.
There will be lobby training and an opportunity to ask your legislative representatives to formally pledge to support fair districts and a fair process in Georgia.
The Democracy Act accomplishes three things:
1. Tells the mapmakers never to use the political party affiliation of Georgia voters or past election results to draw the maps.
2. Sunshine is the best disinfectant. The Democracy Act brings the entire map drawing process into the light where it belongs.
3. Establishes an independent commission that takes map drawing out of the hands of self-interested politicians and puts it in the hands of citizens.