Civic Organizations Host East Tennessee Redistricting Hearing Oct. 19

Monday, October 18, 2021

There will be a public hearing to learn more about the redistricting process in Tennessee, as well as an opportunity for Tennesseans to share their input, on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. at Greater Second Missionary Baptist Church, 810 Shallowford Road in Chattanooga. Social distancing and masks will be required.

This redistricting hearing will also be live streamed for those who cannot attend in person on the YouTube channel for Greater Second Missionary Baptist Church, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFM7LEM5SD9-Jv54zk3NnGQ.

Participants are invited to give brief, informal statements regarding concerns about the future political boundaries that will impact representation for their local community, county or portion of the state.

Contact president@lwvtn.org to reserve your spot to speak. Statements should be limited to three minutes.  For those watching online, send written comments to president@lwvtn.org .  All comments will be shared with the state lawmakers who are responsible for drawing the redistricting boundaries.

This redistricting hearing is sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Tennessee, the League of Women Voters of Chattanooga, the Tennessee Conference of the NAACP, Chattanooga-Hamilton County NAACP, CivicTN, Hamilton County Voters Coalition, Tennessee Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., Tennessee Black Caucus of State Legislators, Free Hearts, Unifi-ED and Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition.  Community groups are encouraged to contact these sponsoring organizations to learn more about the redistricting process and to schedule programs.

Further information about the legislative process can be found at the Tennessee House Committee for Redistricting https://www.capitol.tn.gov/house/committees/Redistricting.aspx  and the Tennessee Senate Committee https://capitol.tn.gov/senate/committees/redistricting.html, including the timeline for map submissions, list of committee members and current census data. The Tennessee Legislature will vote on the finalized maps in January 2022.

For more information contact president@lwvtn.org.



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