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Virginia Civic Engagement Table
The recently delivered apportionment data guided several new analyses of how state legislatures will determine district lines. While Virginia’s redistricting process will be handled by the Redistricting Commission, other states’ control of redistricting will be decided by political parties. Check out these analyses by the Washington Post for more information.
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Last week’s delivery of the Census Bureau’s apportionment data is still inspiring conversation about how certain states only narrowly lost or gained a seat. In the cases of New York and Minnesota, these narrow margins came down to double digit counts. New York lost a seat by 89 residents. Had Minnesota lost an additional 26...
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Happy Asian Pacific American Heritage Month!  Updates 2021 Election ProtectionWe are four weeks away from the last day to vote early in-person. Many localities will open up their satellite locations in the coming weeks!  We need as many hands on deck to support Election Protection for the last two Saturday’s leading up to Election Day...
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Are you curious about the states that will gain or lose a Congressional seat? Check out these visuals from USA Today that explain the new shifts.
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The arrival of apportionment data has ignited a flurry of census-related commotion this week, including several lawsuits. According to The Hill, the “National Redistricting Action Fund, a nonprofit allied with the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, filed what’s known as ‘impasse litigation’ in Louisiana, Minnesota and Pennsylvania on Monday.” You can read more about these new lawsuits here.
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The Census Bureau delivered the highly-anticipated apportionment data on Monday and while this data cannot be used to create maps directly, it does confirm which states are losing or gaining Congressional districts. Virginia is keeping its current 11 Congressional seats but these seats will presumably evolve in shape due to population changes across the Commonwealth....
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Did you make yesterday’s meeting with the Redistricting Commission? One of the biggest takeaways was the commission’s announcement of two new subcommittees, the Budget and Finance Subcommittee and the Citizen Engagement Subcommittee. These committees will have the following commissioners: Budget and Finance Subcommittee: Co-Chairs: Mr. Marvin Gilliam, Jr., and Mr. Sean KumarMembers: Ms. Mackenzie Babichenko,...
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Join us today for our Accountability Viewing of the Redistricting Commission! Interested parties can sign up for this viewing and all future viewings at mapva.us/accountability. See you there!
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Redistricting is on the minds of not only Virginians but Americans across the country. This is partly because of the federal legislation known as “For the People Act” (sometimes to referred to as HR1) which, if passed, could provide redistricting reforms to all 50 states. Check out this recent letter to the editor from the...
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If Monday mornings don’t fit your schedule to attend and provide testimony for the Redistricting Commission, we are happy to help deliver your feedback for you! Check out our form and we can work to include your feedback for testimony on Monday’s Redistricting Commission meeting.
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