Provide Your Input!
The League of Women Voters of Washington is creating a recommended statewide map for the legislative and congressional districts for Washington State. We invite you to give input on the draft.
LWVWA Mapping Session, Thursday, April 29, 5 to 6 p.m. Register here.
Want to Practice Your Testimony?
If you attended our Speak Up School and would like to practice before you testify to the Commission,
join us for an online coaching session. Bring your draft testimony and practice with coaches in small groups.
- Saturday, April 24, 9 to 10:30 a.m.
- Saturday, May 8, 9 to 10:30 a.m.
About Redistricting, 2021
People Powered Fair Maps is a nationwide redistricting campaign of the League of Women Voters of the United States, focused on creating fair voting districts in all 50 states. Here in Washington State, support for the national initiative is taking shape in the form of the Speak Up School project.
Voting power depends on having fair maps that give each voter a good chance at electing someone who will advocate for issues they care about.
The 2021 Washington State Redistricting Commission will be hosting public input meetings during the spring and fall of 2021. The League is providing training to encourage a wide range of people to testify. This training will share tools to help participants find their own voices and build effective, personal testimony. Dates and registration links can be found on the LWVWA Speak Up School page.
- Attend a Speak Up School class
- Write your testimony and consider joining us for a coaching session.
- Join us for the Washington State Maps, Solutions and Listening Session on April 29 at 5 p.m.
- Follow the work of the Redistricting Commission by bookmarking their website. All meetings are public and broadcast on TVW.
Resources and additional information
Learn about the process and why it matters in this podcast from our March 9, 2020 Magazine on the Air: Interview with Alison McCaffree, LWVWA Redistricting Chair
Review of Redistricting in Washington State: LWVWA 2017 Report – Washington State Redistricting
Washington Redistricting Data Lenses Project: A review of the demographics of Washington and how they could affect the district lines.
LWVWA Redistricting – downloadable slide show: A brief overview of the basics of redistricting in Washington and the US.
Brennan Center for Justice – Up to date Redistricting Information
Loyola Law School – All about Redistricting
LWVUS Redistricting Toolkit: Great resources and FAQs from a LWV national perspective
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