Simple Actions Sat./Sun. to Fight Rigged Redistricting Maps

Take Simple Actions Sat./Sun. to Fight Rigged Redistricting Maps  

You don't need to leave your house, but this easy action is important!

Monday, January 10, 1-4 pm, the NH Senate Election Law & Municipal Affairs Committee will hear public testimony on voting map amendment proposals for the Executive Council & NH Senate. 

With COVID raging, we understand that fewer folks are willing to attend a hearing, but the NH Senate allows you to easily give your opinion by signing in Opposition or Support to bills remotely, without leaving the safety of your home.  

Will you take a few minutes and share your opinion with the committee?  Instructions are at right, and this action should be completed by Sunday night.

These are the four bills:

SB 240 - Majority's NH Senate Map  - Open Democracy Action Recommendation = OPPOSE -  Makes  Senate districts even less competitive than 2010 See the map

SB 241 - Majority's Executive Council Map - ODA Recommendation = OPPOSE - Identical to gerrymandered 2010 map which includes the packed "District 2" See the map

SB 253 - Minority's NH Senate Map ODA Recommentation= NEUTRALWhile this map is more competitive and better than the Majority map, it does contain sprawling districts and is drawn to protect some incumbents, neither of which are best practice.    See the map

SB 254 - Minority's Executive Council Map ODA Recommendation = SUPPORT - Competitive, and takes some communities of interest and county lines into account -See the map

Start Here:

Select Jan 10 on the calendar, follow the instructions at right, and repeat the steps for all four bills. 

Want to learn more?  

See the analysis of these maps by the Map-a-Thon citizen mapping project

>>>Join us Sunday afternoon, Jan. 9, 2 pm, for a Zoom review of the proposed Executive Council & NH Senate maps by members of the Map-a-Thon team<<<

Want to DO more?

Take the extra step of preparing written testimony for the bill or bills you care about.   This hearing is for the four bills listed above, and we have talking points about them in addition to the Map-a-Thon Analysis

If you can help further, go here to learn more about creating and submitting written testimony to the committee on these maps, and other actions you can take.  

Or, you can come to the front of the State House on Monday and hold a sign at noon, or testify in person beginning at 1 pm.

Thank you for helping with this critical fight!  We stand by to answer your questions!


Brian Beihl

Open Democracy Action


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  • Brian Beihl
    published this page in Take Action 2022-01-08 15:38:36 -0500