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People Powered Day of Action

People Powered Day of Action

Join us and take action to ensure that fair redistricting is a nationwide priority.

Mark your calendars! On April 29, 2021, the League of Women Voters will host events around the country to increase public awareness and engagement around the redistricting process, and make sure the public's voice is heard.

Why is Redistricting important?

New district lines can be drawn to intentionally decrease voters' power based solely on their political party. We believe redistricting should be fair and transparent. Our program, People Powered Fair Maps™ advocates for redistricting processes that eliminate partisan and racial gerrymandering nationwide.


National Kick-Off Pep Rally Event

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Virtual

Join us for the National kick-off pep rally event for our People Powered Day of Action! The rally hosted by LWV CEO Virginia Kase starts right here on this page at 10 am ET on Thursday, April 29.

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Virginia Kase

Host

LWV CEO Virginia Kase

Entertainer

  • Elena Lacayo, Singer

Partners

  • Sulma Arias, Director of Immigrant Rights, Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM)
  • Jonathan Butler, Democracy Campaigner, Greenpeace
  • Jamal Watkins, Senior Vice President of Strategy and Advancement NAACP

League Leaders

  • Pinney Sheoran, LWV of Arizona, State Advocacy Chair
  • Carol Moon Goldberg, LWV of California, President
  • Hilda Thomas, LWV of Louisiana, President 
  • Dixie Sampson, LWV of Rhode Island, Redistricting Champion
  • Iris Meltzer, LWV of Ohio, President
  • Rebecca Greenhaw, LWV of Oklahoma City, President
  • Susannah Scott, LWV of Georgia, President

Find Your State of Local League Event

LWV of Atlanta-Fulton County

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Virtual

Join the LWV of Atlanta-Fulton County and Southern Poverty Law Center, Fair Districting GA, and Fulton County Television for Redistricting and Reapportionment: A Community Program Series to Educate, Empower and Engage. On April 29, 2021, we will launch our series with Redistricting 101 - All the facts that you need to know about how redistricting and reapportionment determines who appears on your ballot, where you can vote, and the influence whether your elected officials respond to your needs. Register to attend this virtual event using this link. 

LWV of Janesville

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In-Person

This year legislative and congressional districts will be redrawn. Help voters understand why our 2011 legislative maps make Wisconsin the most gerrymandered state in the union and how we can improve them tod. Join our League members & friends who will stroll through Janesville neighborhoods to hang LWV of Wisconsin Fair Maps brochures on doorknobs. RSVP to join us using this link
 

LWV of Ann Arbor Area-Brighton/Howell Area Geographical Unit

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In-Person

Join us for this virtual town hall event to educate Michigan voters on the MICRC's process in drawing new legislative and congressional maps. The speakers will discuss redistricting in Michigan, the commission, and opportunities for the public, including Communities of Interest, to provide input to the commission before it draws the maps. This event is being held in partnership with the Howell Carnegie District Library. Register for this virtual event using this link

LWV of New Jersey

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Virtual

Join LWV of New Jersey and Fair Districts New Jersey for a webinar on how redistricting works and how you can get involved to advocate for a fair redistricting process! To join this virtual event, use this Zoom link
 

LWV of Nebraska

Virtual

Join LWV of Nebraska for our Day of Action social media campaign by posting on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, view the video "Redistricting in Nebraska" and watch the Redistricting poetry contest winners read their poems. We urge people to start their day by watching the LWVUS Pep Rally. Check out how you can get involved with redistricting in Nebraska using this link

LWV of Manistee County

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Virtual

Along with Leagues across Michigan, LWV of Manistee County has undertaken a widespread educational effort to help voters understand redistricting and to ensure the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission (MICRC) is being what voters have asked: for citizens to draw district lines instead of legislators or special interests, and for the commission to respect Communities of Interest. Join us and Manistee News Advocate for our town hall to learn more about the MICRC. To attend this virtual event, use this Zoom link.

LWV of Michigan and local Leagues

Virtual

The LWV of Michigan is working hard to ensure Michigan’s redistricting process is as transparent as possible, with opportunities for the public to be informed and involved in creating new and fair state legislative and congressional maps. Being that this is a new process, the League has undertaken a widespread educational effort to help voters understand redistricting and to ensure the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission (MICRC) is doing what voters have asked: for citizens to draw district lines instead of legislators or special interests and for the commission to respect Communities of Interest -- populations that share cultural or historical characteristics or economic interests. To that end, the state and local Leagues are conducting educational virtual town hall meetings across the state about the redistricting process and how to get involved. Find a town hall near you using this link
 

LWV of Louisiana

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Virtual

Join LWV of Louisiana for a virtual watch party of, Line in the Street, a 2019 short film that spotlights a groundbreaking redistricting lawsuit, arguing that legislators have violated their own state constitution. It tells the story of citizens, activists, and legislators as they fight for redistricting reform in Pennsylvania, one of the most heavily gerrymandered states. This compelling and enthralling film was co-produced by Robert Millman and Rachel Millman. A Q&A session with co-producer Robert Millman will follow the viewing. Tickets are $2 per person.  Register for this event using this link
 

LWV of Calumet Area, LWV of Porter County, and LWV of LaPorte County

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Virtual

Join the League of Women Voters of Calumet Area, Porter County, and LaPorte County for a showing of the documentary, “A Line in the Street”, with a discussion to follow.  To join this virtual event, use this Zoom link

LWV of Appleton

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Virtual

The League of Women Voters of Appleton is proud to host this special screening of Can You Hear Us Now?, a powerful new film that shows the personal impact of gerrymandering in the state of Wisconsin. Watch the film anytime between April 25 - 29 then join a live community discussion about what's happening to improve the nonpartisan redistricting process and obtain fair maps in Wisconsin. Use this link to watch the video starting April 25 through April 29

LWV of Virginia and Local Leagues

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Virtual

 "It's 2021 - Time for Fair Redistricting in Virginia!" Join the League of Women Voters of Virginia on our (Virtual) Day of Action! Citizen voices are essential for Fair Maps. Now that Virginia has created a Bipartisan, Citizen-led Redistricting Commission, what do Virginia citizens need to do? Join us to learn what happens next and how you can get involved! We will discuss: Who is drawing the maps? And when will they do that? Why is fair redistricting important to me? What's a Community of Interest? How can I make sure my voice is heard?  RSVP for this event using this link
 

LWV of Pennsylvania - Philadelphia

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In-Person

EVERYONE'S A CRITIC! Join us at 3 PM on 4/29 on the steps of the Philadelphia Art Museum, where badly gerrymandered districts will be on "exhibition" and you're invited to review the "artwork"! Raspberries and jeering encouraged! There will be a photo op (spaced out) on the steps of the museum. LWV of Pennsylvania is partnering with Fair Districts PA in Philadelphia for this event. To sign-up for this event, use this link


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