For Immediate Release Common Cause Georgia Embarks on a Statewide Gerrymandering Tour

Posted on September 8, 2017


On September 16th, Common Cause Georgia will begin a two month tour around the state focused on the issue of gerrymandering. The tour will offer a brief history of gerrymandering in Georgia, a discussion of current problems with our redistricting process, and a training session for citizens interested in pushing local redistricting reforms.  

“This grassroots, citizen engagement will help us build a volunteer-based arm, which will help with both defensive and reform redistricting legislation. In addition to inviting the public, local and state elected officials are encouraged to attend as a means of education on this important issue,” stated Sara Henderson, Executive Director of Common Cause Georgia.  

The Georgia Gerrymandering Tour: Redistricting in GA 101 will be visiting the following cities: 

Brunswick

9/16, 11-1 pm 

Unitarian Universalists of Coastal Georgia 1710 Gloucester St, Brunswick, GA 31520 

http://bit.ly/2wpgkSU 

Macon

9/19, 7-9 pm  

Wesleyan College (Taylor Hall)  4760 Forsyth Rd, Macon GA  31210 http://bit.ly/2vDgNNk  

Augusta

9/22, 6:30-8 pm 

Evans Government Center Auditorium 630 Ronald Reagan Drive, Building A Evans, GA 30809 

http://bit.ly/2etcXUy  

Columbus

10/1, 4-6 pm 

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship 8827 Heiferhorn Way, Columbus, GA 31904

http://bit.ly/2uQ6Twj 

Athens

10/3, 5:30-7:30 pm 

Athens-Clarke County Library 2025 Baxter St, Athens, GA 30606 

http://bit.ly/2w5esg1 

Mableton

10/14, 10am-12 pm 

Graphic Communications Conference/Teamsters #527-S  715 Veterans Memorial Hwy SE Box 641 Mableton, GA 30126 

http://bit.ly/2vD5DrS  

Jasper

10/26, 6:30-8 pm 

Chattahoochee Technical College Cherokee Hall 100 Campus Dr, Jasper, GA 30143 

http://bit.ly/2xc7vJf 

Common Cause is a nonpartisan grassroots organization dedicated to upholding the core values of American democracy. We work to create open, honest, and accountable government that serves the public interest; promote equal rights, opportunity, and representation for all; and empower all people to make their voices heard in the political process.

Office: Common Cause Georgia

Tags: Redistricting

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