A Statewide Conference was held on Monday, January 30, during the LWV-TX Lobby Days, to vote on the proposed update on Redistricting. The Program Review Committee discussed the updated position. The Committee consists of Frances McIntyre,Chair, and Carol Olewin, Lea Masiello, and Debbi Voss. The revised position was voted on by the delegates and passed by a two-thirds majority of those present. Fifteen Leagues sent delegates to the Statewide Conference. At their quarterly meeting, the LWV-TX Board approved Frances McIntyre as Issue Chair for Redistricting.
The new, updated position in brief:
- Support for an Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission as the preferred redistricting body.
- Support for a state redistricting process and standards that promote fair and effective representation with maximum opportunity for public scrutiny.
The redistricting process must include:
- Specific time lines for the steps leading to adoption of the redistricting plan
- Public hearings on the plan proposed for adoption.
Click here to see the proposed and accepted revisions.