The Texas Congressional Map After Another Judicial Invalidation
Date: Thursday, April 20, 2017
Time: 6:30-8:30 pm
Location: Coverica Building Auditorium
5999 Summerside, Suite 200, Dallas 75252
Dan Morenoff, who has a Juris Doctorate from the University of Chicago Law School and is the Executive Director of the Equal Voting Rights Institute, will discuss the current state of the Texas Congressional Districts.
The 2011 maps were redrawn in 2013 but never implemented, and recent court decisions also affect current district boundaries. His discussion will focus on how any redistricting might have to be precleared by the Department of Justice before it is valid. He will also talk about the connection between the intent of redistricting and its affect on the voters within the districts. Will further changes to current district boundaries be needed to meet DOJ requirements?
Check-in is at 6:30 and the meeting will start at 7.
A Punchbowl invitation will be sent out later this month, and we will also create a Facebook event. Meanwhile, you can RSVP by sending your name, zip code and email address to RSVP@FarNorthDallasTeaParty.org (please specify Influencing Elections).
The Coverica building has plenty of parking, and the 2nd floor auditorium is huge and can be accessed either by staircase or elevator. There are two entrances, in the front and the back. From the main (front) entrance, you can go up the staircase, or bear left to take the elevator to the 2nd floor. We'd appreciate a $5 (or more) donation to help pay for the meeting room, our web site and the Punchbowl invitation system.
The doors will close at 7:30, so if you arrive after that please call the cell number we’ll provide in the Punchbowl invitation. That person will let you in. Keep in mind that once you leave, you won’t be able to reenter unless someone opens the door from the inside.