CENSUS & redistricting forum toolkit
Where district lines are drawn in 2021 will determine how strong a voice each voter has in coming elections for the next decade. Stories of partisan and racial gerrymandering, of overwhelming majorities in districts and of “trifecta” control in state governments elevate concerns about how districts influence the effectiveness of our representative democracy. Use this toolkit to hold a Census & Redistricting Forum. And we are here to help.
After a two years of redistricting education we have reached over 1200 people who are now informed about the importance of the the Census and Redistricting processes. Our work is not done. We must continue to provide education for the public. As we get closer to the April 2020 Census and the January 2021 Redistricting, Local Leagues should hold another forum to educate the public.
Alison McCaffree has created the following Powerpoint, pre-approved grant application and example budget to get you on your way. Alison has also agreed to "train the trainers." She will provide training to anyone who wants to be a forum facilitator - giving you the knowledge to give the training and answer questions that might come up.
Approved Forum Grant $400 (click for Download)
What is included in this toolkit?