Chattanooga, TN (TN Tribune) — A healthy democracy is built on fair representation for all communities in the state.  The people who live in a community know it best and understand when unified representation will serve their community of interest the best way possible. 

There will be a public hearing to learn more about the redistricting process in Tennessee as well as an opportunity for Tennesseans to share their input.  The hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, October 19, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. EDT at Greater Second Missionary Baptist Church, 810 Shallowford Rd, Chattanooga, 37411.  Social distancing and masks will be required. 

This redistricting hearing will also be live streamed for those who cannot attend in person on the youtube channel for Greater Second Missionary Baptist Church, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFM7LEM5SD9-Jv54zk3NnGQ

Participants are invited to give brief, informal statements regarding concerns about the future political boundaries that will impact representation for their local community, county or portion of the state.

Contact president@lwvtn.org to reserve your spot to speak.  Statements should be limited to three minutes.  For those watching online, please send written comments to president@lwvtn.org .  All comments will be shared with the state lawmakers who are responsible for drawing the redistricting boundaries. 

This redistricting hearing is sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Tennessee, the League of Women Voters of Chattanooga, the Tennessee Conference of the NAACP, Chattanooga-Hamilton County NAACP, CivicTN, Hamilton County Voters Coalition, Tennessee Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., Tennessee Black Caucus of State Legislators, Free Hearts, Unifi-ED, and Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition.  

Community groups are encouraged to contact these sponsoring organizations to learn more about the redistricting process and to schedule programs. The Tennessee Legislature will vote on the finalized maps in January 2022  For more information contact president@lwvtn.org.
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