Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 06:00 PM · 29 rsvpsOnline via Zoom
Open Democracy, League of Women Voters-NH, Kent Street Coalition, and Granite State Progress are hosting our second "Map-a-Thon" on Tuesday, June 22 from 6-7:30 p.m. to learn more about the software and the process, and begin having input on fair maps.
We're assembling a team of citizens called Live Free, Map Fair who want to create fair maps to show the NH public what fair maps ACTUALLY LOOK LIKE! Called the Live Free, Map Fair project, we need both technical and policy volunteers to hash out our fair maps, then get them into the hands of policy members and the press.
After the Map-a-Thon, and seeing first-hand how the process is done, you can:
- Volunteer as a technical member of the Live Free, Map Fair Team using your knowledge of spreadsheets, databases, geography, GIS software and other tech tools to help draw our maps, or
- Volunteer as a policy member of the Live Free, Map Fair Team helping to identify communities of interest, conduct a Community of Interest Survey, and negotiate some of the compromises and challenges we'll face due to geography, communities of interest, and other factors.
Our maps will be distributed to legislators, town officials, the press, and to the Special Committee on Redistricting itself to draw a comparison with the unfortunately less-than-fair maps we expect from the Special Committee on Redistricting.
Be a part of the process that will change New Hampshire's voting maps for the better! Sign up for the Map-a-Thon below!
Saturday, July 10, 2021 at 02:00 PM · 22 rsvps
SAVE THE DATE for our 2021 Seacoast Walk! This year's theme will focus on Celebrating 50 Years of Youth Voting.
The date this year will be Saturday, July 10, 2021. We will begin our walk at Connect Church, 200 Chase Dr. Portsmouth NH. Arrive at the church parking lot at 2 pm, walk will leave at 2:15. We will have materials for sign making available at 1:30.
Our speaker will be Renaldo Pearson, Chief Diversity Officer & Director of External Affairs for RepresentUs, the nation’s largest grassroots anti-corruption campaign, bringing together conservatives, independents, and progressives to pass anti-corruption laws across the country. He recently walked over 700-miles and 1.5-million steps (culminating with a sit-in and his arrest on the Capitol steps) to break the silence on the emergency that is our broken and corrupt democracy.
We will walk to Prescott Park for a 3 pm Rally at the public forum area.
We'll have music by Griffin Sinclair-Wingate and Company.
In addition to words from Renaldo, we'll also hear from Rep. Renny Cushing, who represents Hampton in the NH Legislature. Rep. Cushing has been a stalwart defender of democracy, voting rights and has been a human rights activist for most of his life.
We will also hear from UNH student Ruby Carr.
Please plan on joining us! Plan on bringing your friends, your kids and your grandkids.
NOTE: There are no bathroom at Connect Church, but there are restrooms at Prescott Park.
Co-sponsored by League of Women Voters-NH and NH Voters Restoring Democracy.