I've been doing my best to keep you informed about what is happening with congressional redistricting in Maryland and fighting to stop Democrat efforts to gerrymander us again. This Monday, the Maryland General Assembly will meet for a Special Session specifically to address Congressional Redistricting. They will be having a hearing on the Democrats proposal which you can see HERE.
If you would like to testify about the need for a fair map that doesn't badly gerrymander the state for another ten years please see Governor Hogan’s press release below with information about signing up – sign up closes at 6 pm tomorrow (Friday).
Governor Hogan Encourages Marylanders to Testify For Fair Congressional Maps During Special Session
Governor Larry Hogan today encouraged Marylanders to testify during next week’s special session for the fair maps he has transmitted to the Maryland General Assembly on behalf of the Maryland Citizens Redistricting Commission.
Yesterday, the Princeton Gerrymandering Project published its ‘F’ rating for the gerrymandered maps drawn up in secret by legislative leaders.
“Gerrymandering has rightly been called ‘a cancer on our democracy,’” said Governor Hogan. “We finally have the chance to restore fairness to our political system, and the Annapolis party bosses are instead scheming to further erode the public trust with disgracefully gerrymandered maps. It is an embarrassment. I encourage Marylanders who support transparency and accountability to testify during next week’s special session for the citizens commission’s fair maps.”
The Maryland Citizens Redistricting Commission co-chairs will testify on Senate Bill 0002 and House Bill 0002 at a virtual joint redistricting hearing on Monday, Dec. 6 at 12:30 p.m. The Princeton Gerrymandering Project gave an ‘A’ rating to the citizens’ map.
For more information on the hearing, please go to this link. After clicking on the link on the General Assembly website, you will need to sign up for a MyMGA account to testify. Public registration to provide testimony is open through 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 3.