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TONIGHT: Delaware House to Lead First Public Redistricting Hearing on Draft Maps

Tonight, House state legislators will provide the first opportunity for the public to weigh in on draft maps in a hybrid redistricting hearing in-person in the House Chamber and virtually on Zoom at 6:00 p.m. The public will be invited to provide testimony, during which Common Cause Delaware will advocate for a redistricting timeline extension, highlight the need for reform, and press for fair maps that prioritize the interests of the voters.

TONIGHT: Delaware State Legislature to Hold First Public Redistricting Hearing

Tonight, after calls from a grassroots coalition led by Common Cause Delaware, state legislators will hold the first of a series of public redistricting hearings virtually on Zoom at 6:00 p.m. The public will be invited to provide testimony, during which Common Cause Delaware will advocate for fair maps that prioritize the interests of voters ahead the interests of any one political party or elected official.

Community Organizations Demand State Leaders Fill in Details on Redistricting Process

Today, a diverse coalition is asking state leaders to come forward with specific redistricting hearing dates and times by September 28, the date of the first and only announced hearing.

U.S. Census Bureau Releases New Format of Data for a More Participatory Redistricting Process

Today, the U.S. Census Bureau will release population data from the 2020 Census in an easy-to-use format for Americans who want to advocate for fair maps in this year’s redistricting cycle. The new format of the data will be made available to all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico and will be key to increasing participation in the ongoing redistricting efforts.

State Leaders Respond to Common Cause Delaware’s Calls for Redistricting Reform

Less than a week after Common Cause Delaware urged state leaders to share information about this year’s redistricting process, today state leaders announced the first hearing date, their intent to hold multiple future hearings, and the creation of website where the public can review data.

State Leaders Continue to Ignore Calls for A Fair Redistricting Process

One week since Common Cause Delaware most recently called for a more transparent and participatory redistricting process, state leaders still have not given the public any information about how redistricting will work or set dates for public hearings. Since August, Common Cause Delaware and a coalition of more than 15 diverse community organizations have repeatedly urged state leaders to share details about the redistricting process with the public.

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