Knoxville reporter Jesse Fox Mayshark will discuss redistricting during a virtual meeting on Tuesday, January 18.
The talk, sponsored by League of Women Voters of Oak Ridge, will be about redistricting transparency and engagement, a press release said. The community is invited to participate in the Lunch with the League talk, which is scheduled to start at 11 a.m. January 18.
“In an effort to keep everyone safe during this time of pandemic, the gathering will again be virtual,” the press release said. “Those who desire to gain access to the meeting may do so by following the instructions provided at the close of this article.”
Here is more information from the press release:
Tennessee begins 2022 with new legislative districts for both state and local governments, using population information from the 2020 Census. Different levels of government used different processes to accomplish their redistricting, with varying levels of public input. How will the new lines affect this year’s congressional, state and local elections? Jesse Fox Mayshark, a reporter with Compass in Knoxville, will talk about the different ways redistricting was done in Tennessee and its likely impacts. Mr. Mayshark’s experience serving as communications director to former Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero gave him the unique opportunity to see how government from the inside works.
Redistricting is a major initiative of the League of Women Voters of US with flow-down to all state Leagues. Voting rights for every eligible voter is a constitutional right–not a privilege.From League of Women Voters of Oak Ridge press release
Lunch with the League welcomes League members and nonmembers alike to this informative presentation, the press release said. For instruction on linking to the live presentation, contact [email protected]. All League members will receive an email with the zoom link prior to the meeting. A couple of days following the presentation, you may view the recorded presentation on the League’s website (https://my.lwv.org/tennessee/oak-ridge).
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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