LWVUS is planning the People Powered Day of Action on April 29, 2021, to highlight our redistricting efforts across the U.S. The LWVK People Powered Fair Maps planning committee realized early on that our state had enough energy around the topic to offer all members a WEEK of virtual events you can attend from the comfort of your own home.
Sunday, April 25 (anytime, virtual):
Watch the recorded version of LWV of Johnson County’s February 2021 event “Gerrymandering and Fair Representation: What Kansans Need to Know” on their YouTube channel here.
Monday, April 26, 6:30 p.m. virtual:
“Line In The Street” Viewing, hosted by LWV Wichita-Metro League. “Line in the Street” is a film about gerrymandering that features the heroes and villains of Pennsylvania’s struggle for redistricting reform and the landmark 2018 state court decision to redraw all 18 congressional districts. Could Pennsylvania become a model for gerrymander reform? What can regular citizens fed up with rigged election districts do about it? See more details on the Facebook event page. The livestream will pop up promptly at 6:30 p.m. on the LWVWM YouTube page: bit.ly/LWVyoutube.
Tuesday, April 27, all day, virtual:
#KansansDeserveFairMaps Advocacy Day. This is a day to contact your Kansas legislators about fair maps and redistricting. Talking points, contact info, graphics, sample social media posts, and more will be shared in advance, so stay tuned!
Wednesday, April 28:
Rest Up Wednesday. Get ready for tomorrow’s Day of Action! Or, catch up on any of the other events you missed!
Thursday, April 29, 9 a.m., virtual:
LWV Day of Action National Kick Off Pep Rally. Click here to watch the rally live!
Thursday, April 29, 6-7:30 p.m. virtual:
#KansansDeserveFairMaps Redistricting Panel Discussion. LWVK is hosting this event, featuring Rep. Stephanie Clayton, member of the current House Redistricting Committee; and former Sen.Tim Owens, co-chair of the Kansas Joint Legislative Committee on Redistricting in 2010. Dr. Michael Smith, professor of political science at Emporia State, will moderate this enlightening event. Click here to register. Registration is required to receive the Zoom link.
Redistricting Links and Resources
- Radio program “With Good Reason” episode called “Gerry-Rigged.” This program provides a basic tutorial on redistricting and gerrymandering, produced by Virginia Humanities.
- Census Law and Terminology related to Redistricting
- Links to current Kansas legislative, congressional, and State Board of Education district maps and information. (These are the current districts created by the court in Essex v. Kobach.)
- Guidelines adopted by the Legislative committees assigned to 2012 redistricting in Kansas
- Brief overview of the redistricting process in the Kansas Legislature
- National Conference of State Legislatures’ website “Redistricting Resources” (The NCSL is a non-partisan membership organization for legislators and their staff). Other helpful links from the NCSL:
- Brennan Center for Justice: