The unfair redrawing of Legislative Districts for partisan advantage, known as “gerrymandering,” can lead to mis-representation of the will of Oregon voters in the Legislature.
The Joint State and House Redistricting Committee will hold a hearing this Friday, April 1, from 1:00 to 3:00 PM for our area. Please plan on attending this meeting to encourage Legislators to produce a fair redistricting plan that does not create phony “communities of interest” where none exist in an effort to extend the power of urban voters into rural areas.
You can attend one of two ways:
- Grants Pass: By video conference call at the Rogue Community College, Redwood Campus, Coats Hall, Room 9B, 3345 Redwood Highway, Grants Pass 97527.
- Medford: In Person at the Rogue Community College & Southern Oregon University Higher Education Center, Multi-Purpose room, 101 South Barnett, Medford 97501.
This is a fact finding conference, sponsored by the Joint State and House Redistricting Committee. Your testimony can help establish the need for drawing fair and cohesive distrcit boundaries, based on true “communities of common interest” (e.g., rural vs. urban), rather than on politically motivated gerrymandering, as was done after the last Census.