You have no doubt heard the final Republican redistricting maps have been drawn and there has been strong reaction across the State. This is pure, unadulterated gerrymandering at its worst. We have to react.
This week there will be two sessions, one on Tuesday at 10 am, and one on Wednesday at 5 pm for comments. You will be able to watch but not participate (aka testify) via youtube. You may attend in person to testify, or you can submit your testimony online, or send it to someone to read in the session.
If you are going to testify in person (THANK YOU!!!)
Upload your testimony before or after you testify:
If you are going to testify just in writing:
Upload your testimony before or after you testify: http://gencourt.state.nh.us/house/committees/committee_websites/Redistricting_2021/default.aspx
Send an email to the committee:
HouseSpecialCommitteeOnRedistricting@leg.state.nh.us with your testimony attached and explain your reason for not coming in person: Concern for COVID, inconsiderate members of the committee not wearing masks, too far away. Share you are not too pleased about not having a Zoom access to be able to testify remotely!
This Sunday, November 7, @6 pm, Open Democracy will review all the maps with their FAIR MAPS mapping teams and will help anyone with their testimony for Tuesday/Wednesday. You can register here for the Sunday Zoom @ 6 pm
Here is the link to the Open Democracy analysis on the proposed Congressional Map.
Here is the link to view all the proposed maps, by both the Majority and the Minority.
And finally, if you are not convinced this is egregious, read The New Hampshire Bulletin article on the proposed overhaul of the state’s congressional district.
Please join on Sunday @6 pm, even if you can’t testify next week, and hear what’s in store for Grafton.