Urban League of Greater Atlanta Town Hall
Atlanta Meeting on the impact of redistricting to learn what this means for the allocation of congressional seats
By: Urban League of Greater Atlanta
As a result the abridged 2021 Census Count that took place during the Covid pandemic, Georgia will not be allocated additional congressional seats for the first time nearly 40 years, and political power could likely shift in certain counties when the Georgia Legislature begins redistricting and gerrymandering this year.
The Urban League is hosting a series of one-hour Town Hall meetings starting promptly at 6 p.m. The cities include Atlanta (May 20th), Savannah (June 10th), Augusta (July 14th), Columbus (August 12th) and Macon (Sept. 9th) to discuss the impact a political power shift could have on our everyday lives and how each citizen can get engaged to influence these processes.
Nancy Flake Johnson, president, and CEO of the Urban League of Greater Atlanta will moderate the event that will explore the long-term consequences of the Census count on the power of the vote in the region. Panelists include Fred McBride of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, and Theron Johnson, State Director for All on the Line.
The Georgia Legislature is scheduled to begin the state redistricting process soon that covers 180 House seats and 56 Senate seats. The Legislature can choose to redraw the districts and engage in "gerrymandering"
If you have questions about the series of town hall meetings, contact John Moye, ULGA Director of Policy, Legislative Affairs and Civic Engagement, at j (mailto:jmoye@
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