TOMORROW MORNING: Congressional Redistricting Hearing in Cleveland

Here’s the announcement – please, spread the word and try to attend – NE Ohio is VERY likely to lose at least one of the two Congressional seats being subtracted from Ohio and three of our four women representatives (the three Democrats, all of whom are in districts north of Columbus – Betty Sutton, Marcia Fudge & Marcy Kaptur) in particular are very likely to be at risk. (The fourth female in the 18 member delegation – there are only four, don’t get me started – is Jean Schmidt who has her hands full with ethics violations investigation.)

HOUSE STATE GOVERNMENT AND ELECTIONS
 SUBCOMMITTEE ON REDISTRICTING
and
SENATE SELECT COMMITTEE ON REDISTRICTING
 REGIONAL CONGRESSIONAL REDISTRICTING HEARING

Thursday, July 21, 2011
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Cleveland State University
Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs – Atrium
Euclid & 17th Avenues
Cleveland, Ohio 44115

Rep. Matt Huffman (R-Lima), Chair of the House Subcommittee on Redistricting, and Sen. Keith Faber (R-Celina), Chair of the Senate Select Committee on Redistricting, are holding a series of joint hearings in July and August in order to receive public feedback on Congressional redistricting.

In Ohio, Congressional district plans are enacted by the General Assembly through the legislative process and codified in Ohio Revised Code 3521.01.

Due to declining population, two of Ohio’s current 18 Congressional districts will be eliminated.

All are welcomed and encouraged to attend this hearing to ensure the success of redistricting.

You can see the other meetings here (thank you to Matt Hurley for posting them on Scribd!).

Also – if you think you can do as good or a better job than our state legislators in redrawing the congressional districts for Ohio, check out the Draw The Line contest here.

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