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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

  • Rabayah Akhter, Project Manager - Immigration, Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM)
  • Jonathan Butler, Democracy Campaigner, Greenpeace
  • Dominik Whitehead, Vice President of Campaigns, NAACP

League Leaders

  • Pinny 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 Beaufort

In-Person

Join LWV of Beaufort to wear People Powered Fair Maps buttons on April 29 and tell your friends and neighbors about redistricting in South Carolina! If you live in Northern Beaufort County and want to receive your own button and more information about People Powered Fair Maps, please contact the local league using this link!

LWV of Southwest South Dakota

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Join League of Woman Voters of Southeastern South Dakota and Dr. Julia Marin Hellwege as she gives a redistricting presentation. The presentation will tackle several questions: How do legislative districts work? How are district maps drawn? What is “gerrymandering” and why is it “bad?” Why are some states moving to independent districting commissions?” Dr. Julia Marin Hellwege is an Assistant Professor at the University of South Dakota in the Department of Political Science where she specializes in American Politics. Join this event on Facebook Live.

LWV of La Crosse Area

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Virtual

Join a live community discussion about what's happening to improve the nonpartisan redistricting process and obtain fair maps in Wisconsin. filmmakers Jim Cricchi and Susan Peters will be joined by a panel of guest experts including: 
Former State Senators Dale Schultz and Tim Cullen, Fair Elections Project, Joseph Heim, emeritus professor of Political Science/Public Administration at UW-La Crosse, and Annemarie McClellan, People's Maps Commissioner (3rd CD). Join this virtual event using this link. 
 

LWV of La Crosse Area

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Virtual

Join us for a discussion on a little-discussed but very influential Amendment, the 14th, which outlines the rights of citizens under the equal protection of the law. Netflix has an excellent six-part series entitled Amend: The Fight for America that explores the impacts of the 14th Amendment and how it’s affected everything from slavery to immigration, women’s voting rights, and gay marriage. Register to join this virtual event using this link.
 

LWV of La Crosse Area

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LWV of LaCrosse will be joined by Annemarie  McClellan, the Commissioner from the 3rd Congressional District of the People’s Maps Commission. Together they will lead a train the trainer event to learn how to draw maps! Register to attend this virtual event
 

LWV of Beloit

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Virtual

 Join us for a virtual lesson on what fair maps mean for Wisconsin and local districts. We will also go over the importance of protecting communities of interest and learning what they are. We will be joined by Mark Fuller who is a member of the Fair Maps Coalition SE Region Leadership Team and is Emeritus Professor of UW Rock County. Use this link for more details on how to join this virtual event.

LWV of Texas

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Virtual

On Wednesday, April 28th, please join the League of Women Voters of Texas and the Fair Maps Texas Coalition as we call on the Legislature to hold hearings for the Redistricting Transparency Act, HB 3112, and HB 3463, a bill that would end prison gerrymandering. At the event, we will also be discussing legislation that would end prison gerrymandering. In 2011, the State counted prisoners as residents of the prison they were being housed in during the census, and this caused some urban areas, like Houston, to lose representation. We will be discussing the importance of HB 3463 and sharing a call to action to get this bill a committee hearing. Join us to learn about how you can advocate for these important reforms! Join this virtual event using this Zoom link
 

LWV of Houston

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Virtual

Redistricting is at the top of our minds this spring. The process and outcomes will have massive and long-lasting outcomes for all Texans. Join LWV of Houston at For All: A Discussion on Redistricting, where we'll hear from some of the advocates deep in the fight for fair maps and accessible democracy for all. Stephanie Swanson, LWV-Texas Issue Chair of Redistricting & Census, will also update us on the State chapter's advocacy efforts & the ways we can make a difference! Join this virtual event using this Zoom link.

LWV of Irving

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Virtual

Join LWV of Irving for their speaker series! David Jones, President of Clean Elections Texas, will speak on the Redistricting process in Texas! Join this virtual event using this Zoom link.

LWV of South Dakota

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In-Person

The state legislative lines are redrawn every 10 years, and 2021 is the year. Join us to see the impact of gerrymandering - manipulating the lines to favor a party - and how we are working to stop it. Q&A after the film with a chance to learn more about the Drawn Together South Dakota Redistricting Reform petition drive and the Medicare Expansion petition drive. Register to join this in-person event using this link

LWV of Greater Dayton Area

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Virtual

The League of Women Voters of Greater Dayton is hosting a live Zoom webinar on Thursday, April 29, 2021, at 7 PM to explain our current district maps, the reforms that were adopted, and how the community can get involved. For this virtual event using this link.

LWV of Orange Durham and Chatham Counties

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We are hosting a virtual discussion focused on America’s Struggle over Voting Rights:  Lessons from North Carolina. We will have speakers Professor Robert Korstad from Duke University, James Leloudis, from UNC-CH, Department of History, Associate Dean for Honors, and Director of the James M. Johnston Center for Undergraduate Excellence. Register for this virtual event using this link.


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