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  •  They're way ahead of you (2+ / 0-)
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    Brooke In Seattle, Egalitare

    Oops-boy already called a special legislative session to deal with all the problems Texas faces redistricting.

    Disclaimer: If the above comment can possibly be construed as snark, it probably is.

    by grubber on Wed Jun 05, 2013 at 11:50:46 AM PDT

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    •  TX House re districting hearings: (2+ / 0-)
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      grubber, Egalitare
      House Select Committee on Redistricting Schedules Field Hearings  
      The House Select Committee on Redistricting has scheduled field hearings in Dallas, Houston and San Antonio to hear public testimony on redistricting. The legislature is currently in a special session called by Governor Rick Perry to formally adopt interim redistricting maps drawn by a federal court in San Antonio.

      House Select Committee on Redistricting Schedules Field Hearings  
      The House Select Committee on Redistricting has scheduled field hearings in Dallas, Houston and San Antonio to hear public testimony on redistricting. The legislature is currently in a special session called by Governor Rick Perry to formally adopt interim redistricting maps drawn by a federal court in San Antonio.

      It is important to note the federal district court repeatedly expressed that these interim redistricting plans are temporary plans. Not only are the interim redistricting plans temporary in nature, the courts only ordered the plans to provide for timely 2012 primary and general elections in Texas.

      The interim maps do not go far enough to reflect the minority population in Texas. Therefore, I encourage you to attend any one of the hearings and urge the select committee to draw and adopt fair, nondiscriminatory plans that accurately reflect the population of Texas.

      Important Dates:

      Upcoming Public Hearings of the House Select Committee on Redistricting

      Dallas, Thursday, June 6th at 2:00 PM:
      DART Headquarters - Board Room
      1401 Pacific Ave.
      Dallas, Texas 75202

      San Antonio, Monday, June 10th:
      Location and Time TBD

      Houston, Wednesday, June 12th at 2:00 PM:
      University of Houston-- Michael J. Cemo Hall
      4800 Calhoun Road
      Houston, Texas  77004

      If you have any questions regarding the hearing dates, please contact the House Select Committee on Redistricting at 512-463-9948.

      Representative Yvonne Davis serves as Vice Chair of the Select House Committee on Redistricting.

      Not much notice from Perry and the Texas GOP. 48 hours for those of us here in Dallas.  

      Word is getting out, and someone should live blog it.

      I'm part of the "bedwetting bunch of website Democrat base people (DKos)." - Rush Limbaugh, 10/16/2012 Torture is Wrong! We live near W so you don't have to. Send love.

      by tom 47 on Wed Jun 05, 2013 at 12:05:39 PM PDT

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