Final Public Hearing on Redistricting to be Held Monday

Voters statewide may offer in-person, virtual, or written testimony at final public hearing Oct. 4 in Columbia

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The new maps, like those of the last three decades, will place a majority of voters in districts with only one viable candidate, who will win their office in their party’s primary with less than 14 percent of the vote. These maps will be drawn for the benefit of the incumbents and their party.

The SC Progressive Network and the Fair Maps campaign will continue to urge our members and allies to testify, but with a different message from others who have been mobilized to participate. We’ll discuss the futility of trying to fix the damage caused by extreme racial and partisan gerrymandering in South Carolina, the only state with no laws governing the redistricting process.

The last public hearing will be held in the Blatt Building, at the corner of Assembly and Pendelton in Columbia, beginning at 4:30pm.

If you plan to testify either in person or virtually, please download the talking points in our Fair Maps Toolkit.

In-person and written testimony will be accepted. Written testimony may be submitted at the meeting, by email at redistricting@schouse.gov, or by mail to: House Judiciary Committee, 512 Blatt Bldg., attn: Redistricting, P.O. Box 11867, Columbia, SC 29211. To testify in person, email virtualtestimony@schouse.gov 24 hours before the hearing.

The hearing will stream live here.

For background, see our recent press conference with FAIR Act sponsors Rep. Gilda Cobb-Hunter and Sen. Mike Fanning.

Questions? Call 803-661-8000.

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