ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – State Rep. Mike Halpin, D-Rock Island, is working to make local voices heard in Illinois’ redistricting process by bringing a public hearing of the House Redistricting Committee to Rock Island on April 3rd at 11 a.m.
The hearing will be held at the Martin Luther King Center at 630 9th Street in Rock Island.
“Our community has a wide range of voices, all of which deserve to be heard during a process as integral to our democracy as the redistricting process,” Halpin said. “These committees are an opportunity for people to speak up about their priorities before redistricting decisions get made. I strongly encourage everyone interested in contributing to join us.
The hearing is part of Halpin’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.