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.
Janea Jamison, Director of Programs for Power Coalition, email@example.com,