Census and Redistricting Committee
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The committee’s Legal Project team — Victoria Zudak, Heidi Baugus, Dorothy Mundy, Ruth Alhilali, Mary-Jane Cross, and Rebecca Laharia — continues to track the status of lawsuits challenging Texas redistricting at the state and federal levels. Their updates are posted to the LWVD website every Wednesday on the Issues: Redistricting and Census page under Court Cases.
Committee members in the League’s Observer Corps are closely following the Dallas Redistricting Commission’s progress, attending biweekly Commission meetings (virtually or in person). Eight Town Hall meetings are scheduled through February 10 at various recreation centers throughout the city, giving residents a choice of convenient location to speak about their redistricting priorities and concerns to Commission members.
Committee members also continue to monitor changes to district maps for the Dallas County Commissioners Court. These changes will first impact voting in the March 1 primary elections.
A small group is looking ahead to 2030 with an eye to the League’s support for independent redistricting commissions. Our goal is to research local entities where IRCs have been successfully implemented (and others where they have failed) to get some ideas of what we can do to promote IRCs at the county and municipal levels. This group currently includes Joan Ridley, Karen Muncy, Amye Thompson Hollins, Norma Arratia, and Andrea Flores.
We have launched a list of suggested reading about redistricting and gerrymandering on the LWVD Issues: Redistricting and Census page under Book Corner. If you have other recommendations, please submit them to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Redistricting Committee continues to meet on the 2nd Wednesday of the month. Please check the Event Calendar for potential time and topic changes.