The 2012 redistricting will impact the future of greater Minnesota.  It is important that greater Minnesota city officials and citizens get involved.  If you haven’t done so already, review  our redistricting presentation with information on actions that you can take to make your voice is heard.

As we  mentioned at the summer conference, the League of Women Voters and several other non-profit organizations operating together as “Draw the Line” Minnesota have created a citizen’s commission to propose a non-partisan redistricting plan for the state.  The group will create maps through a fair and open process that it hopes can serve as a model for future redistricting efforts.   Learn more at their website.  They have added additional dates for public testimony in greater Minnesota.  Keep in mind this is not the same as the judicial panel which will occur in October:

Monday, September 12th – 6:30-8:00 pm
Congressional District #1 Public Testimony
Council Chambers, Winona City Hall
207 Lafayette Street
Winona, MN 55987

Tuesday, September 20th – 12:00-1:30 pm
Congressional District #8 Public Testimony
Zeitgeist Café
222 East Superior St.
Duluth MN 55802

Tuesday, September 20th – 7:00 – 9:00 pm
First United Methodist Church (Cooper Top)
230 E Skyline Pkwy
Duluth, MN 55811

Wednesday, September 21st – 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Congressional District #6 Public Testimony
Stillwater Council Chambers, City Hall
216 4th Street North
Stillwater MN 55082

Tuesday, September 27th – 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Congressional District #7 Public Testimony
Moorhead State University
Comstock Memorial Union (Rm 227)
615 14th Street South
Moorhead, MN 56563

Please note – the judicial panel schedule has not been announced, but the hearings will take place in October.  We encourage you to participate in the sessions mentioned above, but it is not a substitute for the judicial panel.  Participation in the October judicial panels will be crucial in many parts of the state.