Hear Ye! Hear Ye! The Census is complete! The 2020 election shows just how much Georgia's demographics have been changing since our last census. Now the season of redrawing lines for our legislative districts begins, as required by law every 10 years. In Georgia, this process is controlled by the legislature so whichever party has more seats gets to control these lines - influencing state politics and elections for a decade! Lacking an open, fair and public process isn't good for Georgia voters. We could be negatively impacted for years. Communities often have influence - but this can be diluted by redrawn district lines - which in some cases make no sense except to please folks in power to stay there. Our constitution provides for the vote, but we must have fair, open and nonpartisan maps to ensure this. Please ask your legislators for non-partisan guidelines and oversight in map drawing. For more information go to fairdistrictsga.org. (22) Wes Cantrell & Harold JonesI I, (23) Mandi Ballinger & Max Burns, (26) Lauren McDonald & David Lucas.
Thanks for your attention, Harriet Jardine, Macon, GA