The special legislative session on redistricting begins this week (March 20 – April 15th). Congressional, House and Senate Seats, as well as BESE and the Supreme Court will be up for redistricting and constituents need to be well informed to have any possibility of giving public input.
Our partners at the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana (PAR) have released a report proposing ways to increase transparency and citizen confidence in the process of redistricting the state’s political maps. “Louisiana Redistricting: A 2011 Progress Report” makes key recommendations for the work now being undertaken by the Legislature to redraw the boundaries for Louisiana’s seats in Congress, the state House and Senate and other elected bodies.
PAR has also put together a short FAQ sheet that offers a plain-language explanation on redistricting. The FAQ has been translated into Vietnamese with a Spanish translation soon to come. Please review and make your voices heard on this very important legislative issue.
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