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TODAY: Georgia General Assembly to Hold Redistricting Hearing on Draft Maps

The members of the state’s Reapportionment and Redistricting Committee are convening for a meeting on their proposed district maps that will be live streamed this afternoon at 1:00 p.m. The meeting is the first and only opportunity for the public to provide testimony on draft maps before they are signed into law for the next ten years.

Georgia General Assembly Releases State House Maps

Today, the Georgia General Assembly released their official proposed draft of the Georgia House of Representatives voting map. Earlier this year, grassroots groups called for greater transparency in the Legislature’s process of drawing district lines. Groups have also urged that Georgia’s Open Meeting Act be amended to cover the General Assembly.

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.

U.S. Census Bureau Releases 2020 Census Demographic Data to Kick Off Georgia Redistricting 2021

Fair maps mean the politicians must work to earn every vote in every corner of the district because we the people get to choose our elected representatives, not the other way around.

Voting & Elections 07.17.2021

MONDAY 10am — US Senate Rules Committee to Hold Field Hearing in Atlanta

We’re glad that the Senate Rules Committee is getting back out in the field, and meeting Americans where we are. Things look a lot different when viewed from Atlanta than they do from DC. Here in Georgia, we’re watching closely what Congress does -- and doesn’t do -- this legislative session.

Voting & Elections 07.2.2021

Local Small Business Owners Endorse ‘For the People Act’

As the Supreme Court issued its voting rights and donor disclosure decisions yesterday, local small business owners gathered near the John Lewis portrait in Atlanta’s Freedom Park and urged US Senators to pass the For the People Act. 

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