Redistricting Forum – Preventing Gerrymandering

LWV of Oregon Redistricting Forum

Wednesday, November 28, 2018, 5:30 – 7:00 pm

Taborspace – Copeland Commons, 5441 SE Belmont St.

Refreshments will be served. 

Free and open to the public

Please join the League of Women Voters of Portland when we tackle a big issue – gerrymandering.  The 2020 U.S census is coming and so is the 2021 redistricting process. Come to this forum to learn about problems in our redistricting process now and how to fix them.

We’ll talk about our current process, how it affects elections in Oregon, and what reform could look like.  You can learn and ask questions about a new way to allow voters to elect representatives who truly represent the will of the people in their district.

What Kind of REform Do we need?

The League wants to put the process of redistricting back into the hands of voters.  We believe voters should be choosing their representatives—not representatives choosing their voters.  We can do this by amending the Oregon Constitution to create an independent redistricting commission.

Guest Speaker: Candalynn Johnson, LWV of Oregon Redistricting Reform Campaign Coordinator, will talk about why the League supports reform.

For  questions about the forum please contact Candalynn Johnson, at Candalynn@lwvor.org.  You may also visit the redistricting reform website at:  www.redistrictingmatters.org.