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The League of Women Voters of the Houston Area Presents
Redistricting: Are You Being Represented?
Location: Judson Robinson Community Center 2020 Hermann Drive Houston, TX 77004
Date: Thursday, February 10, 2011
Time: 5:30 Networking 6:00-7:30 Panel Discussion
Dr. Richard W. Murray, University of Houston, Hobby Center for Public Policy
Panel Discussion Featuring
Rogene Calvert, Texas Asian-American Redistricting Initiative
Claudia Ortega-Hogue, National Association of Latino Elected Officials
Carroll Robinson, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Mary Benton, KPRC-Channel Two and On the Beat with Mary Benton Blog
A panel will provide an overview and historical context to understand redistricting. The U. S. Constitution requires apportionment after the decennial census and the Texas legislature draws new State Senate, State Representative, State Board of Education and US Congressional district lines. This year, the Houston City Council will be adding two new council districts and redrawing all the district lines. Since the elected officials will be drawing the lines, political party and incumbent interests will be considered. But will your interests be considered? Citizens should know how the process works and how each can become involved. Come learn how you can engage in the redistricting process and how you can educate your friends and neighbors on the importance of their participation in the process.
Light refreshments available.
Learn more at www.LWVHouston.org. RSVP before noon Feb. 9, 2011 by calling 713.784.2923 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. All Houstonians are welcome to attend for free.