Governor Perry has called the Texas Legislature into Special Session to address redistricting. Perry and Attorney General Greg Abbott are determined to force through redistricting maps before the courts have had a final say on numerous pending claims regarding intentional discrimination and violations of the Voting Rights Act.
The House Select Committee on Redistricting has announced it will hold public hearings across the state. Although notice is short on these hearings, we strongly encourage you to attend one near you.
Hearing dates, times, and locations include:
Thursday, June 6th, 2:00pm
1401 Pacific Ave, Dallas TX 75202
Monday, June 10th, 2:00pm
VIA Metro Center, Terry Eskridge Community Room
1021 San Pedro Ave, San Antonio TX 78212
Wednesday, June 12th, 2:00pm
University of Houston - Main Campus
Michael J. Cemo Hall, Room 100D
4800 Calhoun Rd, Houston TX 77004
In addition, the Senate Select Committee on Redistricting will hold the following field hearings:
Thursday, June 6th 9am
Texas State Capitol
Capitol Extension, Room E 1.036 (Finance)
Friday, June 7th, 5pm
Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
HRI Conference Center
6300 Ocean Drive, Corpus Christi, TX 78412
Saturday, June 8th 11am
University of Houston - Downtown
Michael J. Cemo Hall
4800 Calhoun Road, Houston, TX 7700
This is an urgent opportunity to organize and help block the rubber-stamping of State House and Congressional maps that do not adequately reflect the tremendous growth in the Latino and African American populations in Texas.
We look forward to seeing you at one of these important Redistricting Hearings.
Executive Director, Texas HDCC