Redistricting, which happens once every 10 years after the Census is conducted, will be a hot topic this summer. The Newton/Rockdale League of Women Voters is hosting a discussion forum on redistricting on Tuesday, May 3, 7 p.m. at the Rockdale Career Academy at 1064 Culpepper Drive.
“We’re trying to get people to come out and get information and understand what redistricting is all about,” said Elaine Eatman of the League of Women Voters.
Attendees will also have a chance to ask questions of their elected representatives.
Speakers and legislative representatives with districts in Rockdale and Newton that are attending include William Perry, Director of Common Cause of Georgia, Nancy Adudu, Senior Staff Counsel for ACLU, Tracey-Ann Nelson, Executive Director of League of Women Voters of Georgia, Sen. Robert Brown (D-Macon), member of the Reapportionment and Redistricting committee, state Sen. Ronald Ramsey (D-Decatur), state House Rep. Pamela Stephenson (D-Lithonia), Rep. Dar’shun Kendrick (D-Lithonia).
Sen. Doug Holt (R-Social Circle) and Rep. Andy Welch (R-McDonough) were invited but declined due to prior commitments, said Eatman. Sen. Rick Jeffares (R-Locust Grove) said he had several events at the same time and date and had not determined whether he would be able to attend the LWV forum.
For more information, contact Eatman at 678-413-9520