Redistricting & 2020 Census Workshop (LWV-B/WC)

  • 30 Jan 2019
  • 6:15 PM - 8:30 PM
  • 221 Prospect Street, Bellingham, 98225

The 2020 Census is just around the corner and this count will lead to redrawing election districts throughout Whatcom County and Washington State. Come to our Interactive Workshop to find out how redistricting works in Washington State and how it will impact you.

When: Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Where: 221 Prospect Street, Bellingham, 98225
Time: 6:15 - 8:30 pm
Guest Presenter: Alison McCaffree, LWVWA Issue Chair for Census & Redistricting
Doors will open at 6:00 pm with hearty appetizers served.

221Prospect is a comfortable meeting venue located between the Bellingham Downtown Post Office and the Whatcom Museum and on-street parking is free.

Why are we offering this workshop?

The success of our unique form of democracy depends on fair, equal, and trusted representation. Currently our democracy is threatened by partisan gerrymandering, secret map drawing and challenges to the election laws in the courts.

Washington State is in a better position than many other states thanks to clear laws that created our redistricting commission and that lay out the criteria for designing districts. But can is be improved?

Come and discuss:

  • Who decides where to draw the lines?
  • What is gerrymandering and is it legal?
  • What does technology have to do with redistricting?
  • How can we influence the process in Washington State?

Interactive and entertaining, this workshop is packed with information you can use. Brought to you by the Voting Rights Committee of LWV of Bellingham/Whatcom County and open to all members and friends of League.

Contact Voting Rights chair Cindy Madigan for more information.

Background Information:

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