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    LWVMD Applauds Significant Redistricting Reform Progress in Maryland and Nationally

    Press Release - November 13, 2018

    The League of Women Voters of Maryland and member Leagues across the state are celebrating the U.S. District Court’s November 7th decision to require our state to redraw the boundaries of the 6th Congressional District. The Court’s decision follows one day after voters in Michigan, Colorado and Missouri voted to get rid of Gerrymandered boundaries by margins of 61%, 71% and 62% respectively.  

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  • Upcoming events

    Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 07:00 PM

    Gerrymandering 101 - 11/14 - In-Person Event



    What if you were told your vote wouldn't count for a full decade?
     
    Would you be content to let others choose your elected representatives, heedless of your personal views?
     
    What if those deciding weren't your neighbors but party politicians at the state level?
     
    That's gerrymandering in a nutshell.
     
    Want to know more about this devious practice and learn what is needed to make our redistricting process fair?
    Join us for this FREE in-person presentation to get started!

    Presented by LWV Howard County & LWVMD

    Wednesday, November 14, 2018

    7pm - 8:30pm


    What you'll learn:
     
    - What redistricting is and how it affects our elections
     
    - How gerrymandering harms our democracy
     
    - The current process for redistricting in Maryland
     
    - What needs to change to ensure Fair Maps for the next decade

    ***Made possible with the support of the League of Women Voters Education Fund***

    (Not an official Howard County Library System event)

     

    This Event is FREE & Open to the Public, but seating is limited.

    Please RSVP to reserve your seat!

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