The idea of a balanced and fair redistricting commission has failed to make the November ballot after a number of legal steps.
U.S. Supreme Court on Aug. 11 stayed a judge’s order that allowed more time to collect signatures. However, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said it was clear the clock was going to run out. The Court said if the pandemic continues there may be more allowances in the future.
But for now, the process remains the same: The Legislature and the governor, meaning that Democrats will likely have full control over the redistricting process next year after the 2020 Census is finished.
Source: OPB, 9/2/20
You are invited to an educational forum about Redistricting, AKA Gerrymandering.
If you would like to know more about this important subject that affects every election, please attend.
Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019
1:30 to 3:30 PM
Roseburg Public Library
1409 Diamond Lake Blvd, Roseburg, OR
South Umpqua Room
Here’s a link to a PDF that will fill you in about how/why it’s done in Oregon.
Link to why we do redistricting all over the country. It’s all about the national census that will take place in 2020, making the next census critical to redistricting done in the following year, 2021.
Here’s a great link to the Brennan Center information on the subject.
Please plan on attending this interesting meeting. The state League of Women Voters of Oregon will present a compelling case. Let’s hear from you, too!
This meeting is open and free to the public. Refreshments will be served.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call   .
We believe that voters should choose their representatives, not representatives choose their voters.
Now that you’ve voted, here’s a subject we need to delve into — Redistricting or AKA Gerrymandering.
Join us on —
Tuesday, Nov. 13th
7PM to 8:30PM
at the Holiday Inn Express in Roseburg
(375 W. Harvard Blvd)
Please join the League of Women Voters as we tackle a big issue: gerrymandering. With the 2020 U.S census coming so is the 2021 redistricting process. Come learn about our current redistricting process, how it impacts elections here in Oregon, and what reform could look like. There will be a time for Q & A as well. This is a space to talk about how we can move forward in advocating for fair representation, competitive districts, and a system that prevents abuse. Because we believe that voters should choose their representatives, not representatives choose their voters.
See our web page for more information.
Print and pass out a flyer – download it here.