People’s Hearing on New York State Redistricting
Thursday, April 29th
6:30 pm -8:00 pm
Join us for the League of Women Voter’s first ever virtual People’s Hearing on New York State Redistricting! Our virtual hearing will allow New Yorkers from around the state to present testimony on why redistricting matters to them and their community of interest.
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The League will be inviting selected applicants to provide oral testimony at our People’s Hearing on April 29th at 6:30 pm. Testifiers will be selected based on their written testimony and the region of the state they represent.
New Yorkers wishing to testify or provide written comments can submit written testimony through this Google Form: https://forms.gle/odoCJxp82fxjZpWe9
Or by emailing their testimony to firstname.lastname@example.org
· Testifiers should include their name, contact email, and where they reside in New York State.
· Testifiers should consider whether they are, or their community is, adequately represented in government, be it at the local, state, or federal level. If not, what issues in your community do you feel are not being addressed?
· What their “community of interest” looks like, what is most important to their community, and whether redistricting – redrawing your district’s map – would help.
· Testifiers should also let us know the key points they’d like to bring forward.
While there is no limit on the length of a testifiers statement, please note that if you elect to and are selected to present your remarks orally at our People’s Hearing, the allotted time would be no more than 3 minutes.
Testifiers wishing to be considered for oral comments must submit their testimony by April 19th.
Testifiers who are selected will be notified during the week of April 19th and given directions on how to participate in the hearing.
Testifiers will not be allowed to use PowerPoint or other visual aids Via Zoom.
If you are not selected to testify, your comments will be collected and submitted to the State Legislature and Independent Redistricting Commission. Individuals submitting comments can also request not to be considered for oral comment selection.
The League will also make submissions available to the general public through our NYRedistricting.org webpage.
The hearing will take place on April 29th, from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm and will be available via Zoom webinar and Facebook live.
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