Nashville, Tenn. (Oct. 7, 2021) — The League of Women Voters Tennessee is hosting a series of public hearings in cities across the state to share information about the redistricting process in Tennessee. The forums will also offer concerned Tennesseans an opportunity to share their input.
The first forum will be both in-person and online, Tuesday, Oct. 12, from 7-9 pm EST, and 6 –8 p.m. CDT. at Mt. Olive Cathedral CME Church, 538 Dr. MLK Jr. Avenue, Memphis. Social distancing and masks will be required.
Participants are invited to give a brief, informal statement about the planned political boundaries that will impact representation for their local community, county or portion of the state. Statements will be limited to three minutes. To reserve a spot to speak email; email@example.com. Those watching online can email written comments to, firstname.lastname@example.org.
All comments will be shared with state lawmakers responsible for drawing redistricting boundaries.
Community groups are encouraged to contact any of the following sponsoring organizations to learn more about the redistricting process and to schedule programs: The League of Women Voters of Tennessee, the Tennessee Conference of the NAACP, CivicTN, Shelby County Voter Alliance, Tennessee Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., Tennessee Black Caucus of State Legislators, Free Hearts, and Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition.
Information on the legislative process can be found on the web here; Tennessee House Committee for Redistrict, which includes the timeline for map submissions, list of committee members, and current census data.
The Tennessee Legislature will vote on the finalized maps in January 2022. For more information about this hearing as well as an Oct. 19 hearing slated for Chattanooga, contact email@example.com.
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