Sunday, August 22, 2010

Fool Us Twice, Shame on Us: Redistricting Hearings in West Texas

This time we were ready. When the Joint House/Senate Committee on Redistricting came to Lubbock on Wednesday, August 18, the ICC Theater was full of West Texas Democrats from all over the Panhandle Plains--from Amarillo, San Angelo, Big Spring, Hereford, Midland, Odessa, Plainview, Lubbock, and points in between. Democrats asked simply for fairness in redistricting; compact, competitive districts; recognition of changing demographics, and attention to communities of interest.

The Committee noted that the Lubbock hearing was the largest of the meeting they had had thus far and they were impressed by the number of people willing to testify, the quality of the presentations, and the energized grassroots of our region.

I am inviting any of the people who spoke to post their comments on this blog. Let us know what you think.


At 8/25/2010 12:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mary V, please send the url to all the people you want to comment on hearing. Great job! Have you found all the buttons to run blog?

At 8/25/2010 12:46 PM, Blogger Sue said...

That anonymous was me.


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