Redistricting News

The League of Women Voters - Lynchburg and the League of Women Voters - Virginia are committed to working for Redistricting Reform. Please see this recent post from the LWV-Virginia on the Redistricting Commission: Redistricting Blog – League of Women Voters of Virginia (lwv-va.org)


From that post:

The new bi-partisan Virginia Redistricting Commission held its first meeting January 21, and promptly agreed to elect its two women citizen members, one from each party’s contingent, to serve as co-chairs.
The constitutional amendment that was approved in November had specified that a citizen member be elected as chair. But after the members introduced themselves, Sen. Ryan McDougle, R-Hanover, moved that a co-chair be nominated from each party, and Sen. George Barker, D-Fairfax, who drafted the original version of the amendment, seconded his motion. After Division of Legislative Services staff advised a citizen member that the commission could do that, the commission voted unanimously to elect Greta Harris, a Democratic member from Richmond, and Mackenzie Babichenko, a Republican member from Mechanicsville, as co-chairs. The commission agreed that the co-chairs would alternate leadership of the commission’s meetings, and work together with the DLS staff to prepare future agendas. Harris, 69, is CEO of the non-profit Better Housing Coalition; Babichenko, 39, is an assistant commonwealth’s attorney for Hanover County.

Read the full post, and others, at League of Women Voters of Virginia – EMPOWERING VOTERS. DEFENDING DEMOCRACY. (lwv-va.org)

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