Bell County Community Forum on Redistricting

Bell County Community Forum on Redistricting

Location

City Federation of Women's Clubs
219 King Circle
Temple Texas
Texas US
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Sunday, August 25, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
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The League of Women Voters of Bell County invites you to take part in a Community Forum on Redistricting.
  • August 25, 2019 | 4-6 PM
  • City Federation of Women's Clubs, 219 King Circle, Temple TX
  • Register here

The League of Women Voters invites you to take part in a Community Forum on Redistricting aimed at mobilizing our community for the Texas Legislature’s upcoming public input hearings.

Texas is beginning the process for the 2021 re-drawing of state and federal legislative districts. Starting in the fall of 2019, the Texas House Redistricting Committee is planning Public Input Hearings for the 2021 redistricting. Hearings are tentatively scheduled for Austin on September 10, 2019 and September 10, 2020.

Public comments at the hearings will be used to assist the Legislature when it draws district boundaries. The focus of public testimony is to provide suggestions about improving the redistricting process and information about a region’s unique geographic and demographic characteristics from those residents most familiar with their own neighborhoods.

Speaking up about your community is critical to ensuring district lines are drawn to keep your community whole and grouped with nearby communities with similar interests. This ensures that your voice is heard by your elected leaders across all kinds of government decisions.

We will be hosting a Community Forum to help citizens prepare testimony for the House Redistricting Committee’s hearing. The event will be broken down into three sections:

  • A discussion on the current redistricting process;
  • A breakout session for citizens to work on testimony; and,
  • Question & Answers

If you would like to get a head start on preparing your testimony, please check out the Redistricting Toolkit on our website:https://my.lwv.org/texas/public-input-hearings

If you have any questions about the event, please contact the League of Women Voters of Bell County at lwvbellcounty@gmail.com.