Saturday, July 17
Next Steps After Census 2020: Redistricting & Voting Rights
General Advocacy
Saturday, July 17
11:30 am - 12:45 pm

Speakers

  • Kathay Feng (Speaker) National Redistricting Director, Common Cause
  • Jerry Vattamala (Speaker) Democracy Program Director, Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund
  • Tram Nguyen (Speaker) Co-Executive Director, New Virginia Majority
  • Deborah Y. Chen (Speaker) Executive Vice President, OCA National
Sponsored By:
OCA Greater Houston

Description

Despite being conducted in the midst of a pandemic, under-resourced, and politicized by the Trump administration, the 2020 Census brought together coalitions of stakeholders who worked to ensure that all people living in the United States, including immigrants, were accurately counted regardless of their citizenship or documentation status. Having every person counted directly impacts how financial resources are subsequently distributed to local communities through 2030 and also impacts the redetermination of boundaries for political offices through the Redistricting Process. The principles of fair representation are at risk both through the current new voting laws enacted at the State level that make it more difficult for people to vote and through the potential gerrymandering of the maps during the Redistricting Process. Learn from this panel of the leading national experts on redistricting and voter rights laws that impact the AAPI community and how you can be a part of protecting our community’s voting rights and fair representation.

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