New maps ready for feedback

New maps for North Carolina’s 14 Congressional districts and 170 House and Senate districts were released yesterday. Navigate from the NCGA homepage to view submitted maps drawn by legislators, livestreamed committee meetings, and other details. The public can provide feedback at 4 public hearings this coming week.      

JOINT REDISTRICTING PUBLIC HEARING SCHEDULE

Monday, October 25, 2021
3:00 PM

The House Redistricting Committee and the Senate Redistricting and Elections Committees are holding a joint public hearing Monday, October 25, 2021 at 3:00 PM at the NCGA and remotely at UNC Wilmington and Caldwell Community College. Each speaker may speak for up to two (2) minutes. Sign-up is limited to 25 persons per site, in advance via this portal. On-line sign up for each site will close upon the earlier of reaching the maximum or 12:00 pm on Monday, October 25, 2021. Speaker registration here.

Location Details:

· Raleigh: Auditorium, Legislative Building, 16 W Jones Street, Raleigh, NC 27601

· UNC-Wilmington: Lumina Theater, 615 Hamilton Drive, Wilmington, NC 28403

· Caldwell County: Broyhill Center, 1913 Hickory Blvd, Lenoir, NC 28645

Monday, October 25, 2021
5:30 PM

The House Redistricting Committee and the Senate Redistricting and Elections Committees are holding an on-line joint public hearing Monday, October 25, 2021 at 5:30 PM via WebEx. Each speaker may speak for up to two (2) minutes. Sign-up is limited to 30 persons, in advance via this portal. On-line sign up will close upon the earlier of reaching the maximum or 12:00 pm on Monday, October 25, 2021. A link to join the WebEx meeting will be emailed the day of the meeting. A smartphone, tablet or computer with a microphone are required to be a participant speaker in the event. Speaker registration here.

Tuesday, October 26, 2021
3:00 PM

The House Redistricting Committee and the Senate Redistricting and Elections Committees are holding a joint public hearing Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at 3:00 PM at the NCGA and remotely at East Carolina University and Central Piedmont Community College. Each speaker may speak for up to two (2) minutes. Sign-up is limited to 25 persons per site, in advance via this portal. On-line sign up for each site will close upon the earlier of reaching the maximum or 12:00 pm on Tuesday, October 26, 2021. Speaker registration here

Location Details:

· Raleigh: Auditorium, Legislative Building, 16 W Jones Street, Raleigh, NC 27601

· Pitt County: Auditorium, East Carolina Heart Institute, ECU Health Science Campus, 115 Heart Drive,  Greenville, NC 27834

· Mecklenburg County: Harris Conference Center, 3216 CPCC Harris Campus Drive, Charlotte 28208

Tuesday, October 26, 2021
5:30 PM

The House Redistricting Committee and the Senate Redistricting and Elections Committees are holding an on-line joint public hearing Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at 5:30 PM via WebEx. Each speaker may speak for up to two (2) minutes. Sign-up is limited to 30 persons, in advance via this portal. On-line sign up will close upon the earlier of reaching the maximum or 12:00 pm on Tuesday, October 26, 2021. A link to join the WebEx meeting will be emailed the day of the meeting. A smartphone, tablet or computer with a microphone are required to be a participant speaker in the event. Speaker registration here

Postscript  

The  state budget is still being negotiated by Governor Cooper, Senator Berger and Speaker Moore.  The budget will come as a ‘conference report’ which means there is no opportunity to amend or make additional changes. Conference report votes are referred to as “up or down” votes. Expect a budget-focused newsletter after the budget vote.

I hope you and your families are well and enjoying our beautiful fall weather. 

Yours in service,

Gale