CHICAGO – State Rep. Justin Slaughter, D-Chicago, is working to make local voices heard in Illinois’ redistricting process by bringing a virtual public hearing of the House Redistricting Committee to the southern Cook County area on Friday, April 8 at 10 a.m.
“As we begin to redraw the legislative districts of our state, we must consult with both residents and local stakeholders to ensure that our communities have the fair and equal representation that we need,” said Slaughter. “Making these hearings open and accessible to the public allows our neighbors to make their voices heard by sharing feedback and becoming directly involved in the redistricting process. I encourage members of our community to participate in these important discussions, and I look forward to hearing from the diverse residents of our area.”
The hearing is part of Slaughter’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.
Those interested in viewing can stream the hearing at https://ilga.gov/houseaudvid.asp.
Written testimony can also be shared directly with the Redistricting Committee at any time by emailing RedistrictingCommittee@hds.ilga.gov.