Bolingbrook, Ill. – State Rep. Dagmara “Dee” Avelar, D-Bolingbrook, is working to make local voices heard in Illinois’ redistricting process by bringing a virtual public hearing of the House Redistricting Committee to the Will County area on Monday, April 5 at 10 a.m.
“As we begin redrawing legislative district maps, it is important to make sure that the members of our community are involved and can make their voices heard,” said Avelar “I am committed to ensuring that all residents are able to share their feedback throughout this critical process, and that our community receives fair and equal representation.”
The hearing is part of Avelar’s commitment to an open and participatory redistricting process, and is one of 23 scheduled hearings across the state where legislators will receive input from groups and individuals. Members of the public are welcome to share their thoughts on demographic trends they see in their areas, communities of interest, and other information about the region that should inform the process of creating new legislative districts.
Individuals or groups interested in testifying should contact RedistrictingCommittee@hds.ilga.gov. Please include the date and region of the hearing you wish to attend, and a brief description of the testimony you wish to share. Written testimony can also be shared directly with the Redistricting Committee at any time by emailing RedistrictingCommittee@hds.ilga.gov.
The hearing can be viewed at https://ilga.gov/houseaudvid.asp. Additional information can be found at https://ilhousedems.com/redistricting/public-hearings/.
“It is important that these hearings are accessible to all and that everyone has the opportunity to be engaged in the conversation surrounding redistricting,” continued Avelar. “I encourage all local residents to participate in Monday’s hearing, and I look forward to hearing from the diverse members of our community.”