The Census and Redistricting: Why They Matter

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Registration for this event will close on August 13, 2020 @ 6:00pm.
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Learn from Alison McCaffree, the Washington State League of Women Voters Census and Redistricting Issues Chair, why the 2020 Census and the 2021 Washington State Redistricting Commission process will help determine how strong a voice each of us will have as a voter for the next decade.
 
Census data determines how many seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives, how hundreds of billions of federal funds is distributed to local communities, and population numbers to determine voting districts for the coming ten years.
 
After the Census is complete, Washington’s 5-member redistricting Commission will:

  • decide the voting districts for Congressional and Legislative offices for the next 10 years
  • take public input in meetings in June - Sept of 2021
  • negotiate the representation in our state based on equal population, communities of interest and other criteria

Come learn about the redistricting process and how you can be a part.

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