WHAT IS redistricting?
Redistricting is the process of redrawing the lines of districts that determine who represents us in government. It typically takes place after the census and affects all jurisdictions that use districts, including state legislatures, county commissions, city councils, and school boards. The lines may be redrawn to account for population shifts, but they can also be redrawn at other times for other reasons – and in a few states, for no reason at all. Redrawing the lines can have a substantial impact on how different communities are grouped together and on communities’ access to resources and services.
In Georgia, the majority party in the General Assembly controls almost all aspects of the redistricting process. Learn more HERE.
WHAT IS Fair districting?
Fair Districting is an approach to navigating redistricting that’s guided by transparency, bipartisanship, and public input. The resulting maps have fair districts that reflect the will of voters, allow for competitive races, and fairly represent communities of color.
How Can I help?
Testify at any of the initial public hearings Georgia lawmakers have set to collect input on how the Legislature will redraw election districts. Information is being gathered in advance of a legislative special session planned for later this year, prior to the 2022 midterm elections.
All in-person public hearings are scheduled from 5 to 7 pm ET, with sign-ups to speak opening at 4:30. Written testimony can be submitted HERE at any time.
Upcoming Public Hearings
Monday – August 30, 2021
Savannah Rapids Pavilion
3300 Evans-To-Lock Rd., Martinez, GA 30907
Friday – July 30, 2021
Thursday – July 29, 2021
Mercer School of Medicine, Auditorium
1550 College St., Macon, GA 31207
Wednesday – July 28, 2021
Columbus State University, Cunningham Center
3100 Gentian Blvd., Columbus, GA 31907
Tuesday – July 27, 2021
Albany State University, West Campus Theater, Building J
2400 Gillionville Rd., Albany, GA 31707
Monday – July 26, 2021
College of Coastal Georgia, Southeast Georgia Conference Center
3 Mariner Way, Brunswick, GA 31520
Rescheduled to Monday, August 30
Wednesday – July 7, 2021
Savannah Rapids Pavilion
3300 Evans-To-Lock Road, Martinez, GA 30907
CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER
Tuesday – July 6, 2021
Athens Technical College, Building F Auditorium
800 US-29, Athens, GA 30601
Wednesday – June 30, 2021
Dalton State College, Gignilliat Hall, Room 144
650 College Dr., Dalton, GA 30720
Tuesday – June 29, 2021
South Forsyth High School (cafeteria)
585 Peachtree Pkwy., Cumming, GA 30041
Monday – June 28, 2021
Georgia State Capitol (Room 341)
206 Washington St. SW, Atlanta, GA 30334
Tuesday – June 15, 2021
What If I have More questions?
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What If We don't Need these Resources?
If your faith institution already has church management software but you want to help, please spread the word! Additional resources are attached below. We know faith institutions play a critical role in their communities, and we’re grateful for your partnership! You can help by:
Texting five pastors and sharing information about the F.A.I.R. Program
Sharing our Winter Retreat video, which showcases how faith institutions can benefit from the Faith App.
2020 Faith Community Census Toolkits
Fair Count is dedicated to partnering with leaders and finding solutions to achieve a fair and accurate count for every person in Georgia and around the nation. We have organizers embedded in communities throughout Georgia and are dedicated to real collaboration with organizations already doing the work and to building out infrastructure in areas where there is none.
Fair Count is thrilled to partner with the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, the National Council of Negro Women, Georgia’s African Methodist Episcopal Church and more. If you are interested in learning more about Fair Count and partnership opportunities, please contact us today.