The next federal census is in 2020 followed by 2021 in which all states — including Virginia — will redraw voting district lines for all legislative districts — federal (Senate and House) and state (Senate and House of Delegates).
Redistricting is done by the General Assembly and approved by the Governor. This practice results in the party — Democratic or Republican — that controls the General Assembly drawing district lines to favor their candidates — a practice known as “gerrymandering.”
OneVirginia2021 is a non-partisan organization that proposes to amend the Virginia constitution to establish an independent commission to conduct redistricting, thereby ending the practice of gerrymandering.
Liz White, Deputy Director of OneVirginia2021, will speak:
- Northumberland Indivisible meeting
- 6:00 PM, December 6
- Northumberland Library, 7204 Northumberland Hwy, Heathsville.
She will present the proposal for a constitutional amendment to remove the redistricting of legislative districts from the General Assembly, and assign the job to an independent commission.
This is an important matter; we urge EVERYONE to attend — invite a friend. This is a non-partisan matter that should be supported by Republicans, Democrats, Independents and anyone else concerned about fair elections.