Legislative Redistricting Roadshow Comes to Alexandria On Tuesday, November 9, 2021


For Immediate Release: November 9, 2021 

Alexandria, LA– On Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at the LSU Alexandria Ballroom, legislators will continue the Redistricting Roadshow at 5:30 P.M. CST. This is the 4th stop on the roadshow where legislators hear comments and testimony from the public about the redistricting process.  

Political Redistricting happens every 10 years after the census and is an opportunity to draw new political district boundaries based on population changes. The goal of redistricting is to create equitable and competitive political districts. Historically, Louisiana communities of color have had little say in the way their communities are mapped or represented. 

Community members can attend the Redistricting Roadshow to learn more about the redistricting process and can testify about communities of interest and how they would like to see political districts drawn in their area. 

“The Redistricting Roadshow is an opportunity for individuals and communities to engage their legislators and testify for fair districts. This is an important point of power for our communities,” says Ashley Shelton, CEO of Power Coalition. 

The Roadshow will go around the state over the next four months before the Special Redistricting Legislative Session in February 2022. 

The dates for the Roadshow are as follows:

November 9: Central Louisiana/Alexandria

November 16: Capitol Area/Baton Rouge

November 30: Northshore/Covington

December 15: Southwest Louisiana/ Lake Charles

January 5: Orleans Metro/New Orleans

January 11: Bayou Region/Thibodaux

January 20: Baton Rouge

For more information about redistricting and how to get involved, visit powercoalition.org/redistricting.

Contact Information:

Ashley Shelton, CEO of Power Coalition, ashelton@powercoalition.org, (225) 802-2435

Janea Jamison, Director of Programs for Power Coalition, jjamison@powercoalition.org

(985) 513-1674