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October Membership Meeting 10/14: Derek Kilmer & Redistricting

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Jefferson County Democrats
Member Program
October 14, 2021 at 6 PM, Zoom (Link below)

Representative Derek Kilmer will update us on the critical bills being debated in the US House of Representatives.

Ed Martinez, Co-Chair of the State Democratic Party’s Redistricting Committee, will let us know the latest developments in the redistricting discussions. More importantly, he will tell us how we can each give testimony to help guide the critical redistricting process in Washington.

Washington has a bipartisan redistricting process under the direction of the Washington State Redistricting Commission. The Commission has an interactive website, “Draw your WA”, where you can learn about the process, view the maps proposed by the four commissioners, and provide testimony about the proposed maps.

Each of the four commissioners has drawn proposed maps for the Legislative and Congressional Districts. Some of the draft maps have a real impact on our LD-24 and CD-6 boundaries. Draft maps can be reviewed here:
 Proposed Legislative Districts
 Proposed Congressional Districts

This month is the time to review these proposed maps, and submit written comments, because the final plan will be submitted to the legislature on November 15. Written comments become part of the official records of the Redistricting Commission so they really do matter. Several ways to provide public testimony are shown here:

Provide Public Comment

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