Redistricting is LWV’s number one legislative priority this year. On Thursday, June 28 at 8pm redistricting experts Nick Stephanopoulos and Ruth Greenwood will be speaking to LWVUS Convention attendees. The program will be live-streamed on LWV’s Facebook page.
Before the talk:
About the speakers:
Nick Stephanopoulos and Ruth Greenwood are experts in the redistricting field and will speak on redistricting and the efficiency gap theory. We will hear their perspective as attorneys for the appellees in the case of Gill v. Whitford currently before the Supreme Court. The LWVUS has filed an amicus brief on Gill v. Whitford arguing that partisan gerrymandering violates the First Amendment and the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution and points out that traditional redistricting principles – such as compactness, contiguity, and respect for political subdivisions – have no constitutional foundation.
Deb Wake, Action Coordinator LWV-VA