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Redistricting hearing (TX House)
July 7 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm CDT
Fair Maps Texas: House Redistricting Committee Will Hold Public Input Hearings Next Week
The House Redistricting Committee will be holding 2 virtual public input hearings on July 6th and 7th. We need help promoting these hearings and getting the word out, since it looks like they will not be giving the public much advance notice for them.
The Chair of the House Redistricting Committee recently circulated a memo that listed 7 tentative dates for regional public input hearings throughout the month of July, but we are unsure if these hearings will be rescheduled due to the start of a special session on July 8th. We will keep you updated if more hearings do get scheduled.
Public comments at these committee hearings will be used to assist the Legislature when it draws district boundaries. The focus of public testimony is to provide suggestions about improving the redistricting process and to share information about your community’s unique geographic and demographic characteristics with the committee. Speaking up about your community is critical to ensuring district lines are drawn to keep your community whole and grouped with nearby communities with similar interests. This ensures that your voice is heard by your elected leaders across all kinds of government decisions.
Instructions for how to register to provide testimony virtually can be found on the House Redistricting Committee’s hearing notifications, found through the link https://shoutout.wix.com/so/12NfXMNKd. Remember, registration ends 24 hours before the hearings begin.