A $12 lunch will be offered. RSVP to the League office at (214) 688-4125 or lwvdallas [at] sbcglobal.net.
If you would like to attend but may be in need of a ride, please let the office know, and we will try to connect you with another member.
For the Census portion:
Jennifer R. Pope, Partnership Specialist, from the Dallas Regional Census Center/Field Division/Denver Region of the U.S. Census Bureau, will discuss Operations and Timeline, Recruiting, and Outreach for the 2020 Census.
For the Redistricting portion:
Tracy Westen, J.D., a member of the National Governing Board of Common Cause and Adjunct Professor at UCLA Law School and USC Annenberg School for Communication, was in California during the enactment of the two ballot initiatives that created the California Independent Redistricting Commission and gave it jurisdiction over state legislative and congressional races.
Stephanie Swanson, LWV TX Redistricting Issue Chair and a leader in Fair Maps Texas, will speak to the general impact of the census on redistricting and provide an overview of redistricting. She will also address litigation that conflates partisan with racial boundaries.
Joan Ridley writes and speaks on voting rights, especially the impact of Gerrymandering on redistricting and how other states have designed their independent redistricting commissions. Joan is an active member of League of Women Voters of Dallas,
Independent Texas Redistricting, and Common Cause.