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Redistricting Daily Updates
Following the successful Accountability Viewing that the Virginia Counts Coalition hosted on Tuesday March 30th, the coalition has now scheduled out the next three viewings as well. These events allow and encourage audience participation so that everyone may access the commission’s work in a space that feels safe and inviting. Additionally these viewings provide language...
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VCET staff recently chatted with WDBJ News to discuss the concerns over the work of the Redistricting Commission and how the Virginia Counts Coalition’s work aims to hold the commission accountable. Check out the interview here.
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Earlier this week, the Virginia Counts Coalition released an op-ed in response to the poorly-advertised commission hearing. The article lists several clearly outlined expectations for the commission to acknowledge and follow. This op-ed has since been picked up by several press outlets. Read the op-ed here.
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Earlier today, the Redistricting Commission held its first meeting in nearly two months. During the meeting, we learned several important pieces of information: ~The commission plans to use the data that will be received in mid-August, setting in motion the 45 and 60 day windows to draw lines for state legislature and federal maps. ~The...
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The Redistricting Commission will host its next meeting tomorrow, Tuesday March 30th, at 10am. Check out the commission’s agenda here and sign up for our Accountability Viewing here
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The Redistricting Commission has updated the information for its March 30th hearing. You can view the meeting agenda, sign up to provide comments, and view the commission’s materials here.
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In anticipation of the Redistricting Commission’s March 30th hearing, the Virginia Counts Coalition will be hosting an accountability viewing to watch and present questions to the commission. We invite you to join us at 9:45am March 30th. Guests should sign up here.
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Over the weekend, the Redistricting Commision posted an update to its website listing a new hearing slated for March 30th at 10am. We will be providing updates to it as we get them. See all hearings listed here.
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According to the Associated Press, states may be able to receive the needed redistricting data in August – a month earlier than recently forecast. This announcement comes after multiple reported delays in the delivery of census-based redistricting data. However, the August release could create additional headaches as this data would need to be released in...
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In a recent op-ed for The Hill, Fred McBride of the Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, provided commentary that redistricting is an increasingly transparent process given many of the tools available for the public to use to be advocate for equitable maps and districts. ”¬†Citizenship takes work. This is our charge.” Read more...
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