Learn why it matters for you to complete your 2020 U.S. Census and participate in the 2021 Washington State redistricting process during a free online workshop hosted Thursday, Aug. 13, by the League of Women Voters of Clark County and the Fort Vancouver Regional Libraries.
Alison McCaffree of the League of Women Voters of Washington will explain how the state’s five-member Redistricting Commission, using census results, will redraw our Congressional and Legislative voting districts for the next 10 years and how you can be part of the process.
The Commission will take public input in meetings throughout the state from June through September 2021 and then negotiate representation based on equal population, communities of interest and other criteria. McCaffree will explain how the public can have an impact on the Commissioners’ decisions.
McCaffree, the Washington State League of Women Voters Census and Redistricting Issues Chair, will also discuss how the census, in addition to determining how many members of Congress each state has to represent its people, is used to determine how billions in federal funds are distributed to our communities.
Because of coronavirus restrictions, the 6-8 p.m. workshop will be conducted via videoconferencing and feature break-out rooms, polling, and a PowerPoint presentation. It is open to teens, new adults, adults, and seniors.
Register at the FVRL website: https://fvrl.librarymarket.com/census-and-redistricting-why-they-matter
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The League of Women Voters of Clark County is a nonpartisan, grassroots civic organization that encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. Membership in the League is open to all. With 100 years of experience, the League is one of America’s oldest and most trusted civic nonprofit organizations.