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Honest Elections for Texans is interested in finding people who would like to learn how to draw district maps. We would like to work with our communities and get as much public input on the new district maps as possible. Please come to the events listed below if you can, or let us know if you are interested in learning how to draw maps. Our goal is to be able to pass on the info and materials from these conferences to you and to our communities.
Tufts Metric Geometry and Gerrymandering Conference:
The Tufts Metric Geometry and Gerrymandering Group Conference is coming to Austin on Feb 1-4. Feb 1-2 will consist of a hackathon and mapmaking sessions, and Feb 2-4 will be presentations and talks from guest speakers. The hackathon is by application, but anyone can register for the mapmaking sessions and weekend conference.
****Registration is now closed, but the weekend conference is open to everyone
TSU Workshop on the 2020 Census and 2021 Redistricting- LET'S COUNT- PEOPLE OF COLOR AND LOW INCOME URBAN AMERICANS PROJECT:
This workshop is being presented by the Barbara Jordan – Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs.
Saturday, Feb 24, 2018
Texas Southern University
School of Public Affairs, Rm. 114
3100 Cleburne St. (@ Blodgett St.)
Houston, Texas 77004
Please contact or Bianca.Schumake@tsu.edu to RSVP
"The Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs (BJ-ML SOPA) at Texas Southern University has experience and expertise in the Census Count and Redistricting.
If you are interested in starting to get prepared now, BJ-ML SOPA is prepared and available to provide assistance/consulting services on preparing for, conducting the Count, Redistricting and Securing Federal Funding for local governmental entities and non-profit community based organizations.
Remember, the 2020 Census Count will be used by the federal government to determine federal funding formulas for how much money goes to each state and local communities as well as non- profit community service organizations."