|Posted:||January 31, 2019 02:56 PM|
|From:||Representative Mary Jo Daley|
|To:||All House members|
|Subject:||Increasing Transparency in the Redistricting Process|
|The political turf wars that pollute the current redistricting process subvert public trust and establish a government that fails to represent the people. While formal changes to the process may require an amendment to the state constitution, there is no reason we cannot enact legislation to improve the transparency and equity of our current system.
This is why I am introducing legislation that will establish new standards and increase transparency in way we draw our state and congressional districts. This includes requirements that the process remove political and incumbency favoritism as well as provisions to allow citizens to submit their own redistricting plans for consideration. In addition, my bill requires additional public hearings during both state-level and congressional redistricting and prevents special interests from influencing the process.
Join me in helping to improve the redistricting process and restore faith in our elections by supporting this commonsense legislation.
Introduced as HB402