March 14, 2017 at 12:28 am #1918
Do you hate the gerrymander? Want to help kill it? Here’s our first chance. Rep Donna Howard (D-Austin) has filed HB 369 and H.J.R 32 to propose an amendment to the Texas State Constitution that would create the Texas Redistricting Commission, a new, independent body consisting of regular citizens appointed by each political party, charged with the job of re-drawing the voting districts after each census. The law would require the commission to try to stick to the boundaries of cities, counties, and school districts when possible, and to include an even spread of population within each district.
HRJ 32 has made it to the House Redistricting Committee. All Texas citizens can call the members of this committee to express support for this proposed amendment-tell them that you want them to vote to pass the bill to the House. Here are their names and office phone numbers:
Chair: Rep Cindy Burkett (TX-113) (512) 463-0464
Vice Chair: Rep Eric Johnson (TX-100) (512) 463-0586
Member: Rep Drew Darby (TX-72) (512) 463-0331
Member: Rep Ana Hernandez (TX-143) (512) 463-0614
Member: Rep Armando Martinez (TX-39) (512) 463-0530
Member: Will Metcalf (TX-16) (512) 463-0726
Member: Rep Tan Parker (TX-63) (512) 463-0688
Member: Rep Eddie Rodriguez (TX-51) (512) 463-0674
Member: Rep Drew Springer (TX-68) (512) 463-0526.
The gerrymander needs to go extinct. Step 1 is to get this out of committee.
March 18, 2017 at 6:52 pm #1932
Fly – I am going to copy & paste your notice into my FB group…Yes, this is important and deserves as much attention as any legislation that is pending. Thanks.
March 18, 2017 at 9:22 pm #1933
Your post is prominently displayed on my group’s page. I hope it will generate some phone calls.
March 19, 2017 at 6:05 pm #1935
Good article here on gerrymandering.
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