Month: August 2020

Investigate affordable housing

The Virginia State League is using the 2019-2020 year to study affordable housing and formulate a position that will be used for lobbying at the state and local level. Investigate the background information and form your own informed position on fairly priced housing for working class people in your community. Check out the work James…

What does Virginia’s redistricting amendment change?

Printable version The Status Quo: Process Districts drawn by the General Assembly Zero requirements for transparency or public engagement Redistricting occurs the year following the Census, but the General Assembly can also choose to redistrict mid-decade Map drawing criteria SB717 & the current constitution: contiguous, compactness, equal population requirement, preservation of communities of interest, prohibits…

What’s on the Virginia ballot about redistricting

We believe that amending the constitution is the only way to clarify a partisan legislature’s role in redistricting. The current method for drawing new districts (which happens every ten years after a census) is outlined inArticle II, Section 6 of the current Virginia Constitution: “electoral districts (are) established by the General Assembly.” However, there are…

Get excited! There’s a Redistricting Amendment on the Virginia ballot November 3

Get excited – there’s a big change coming to Virginia politics, and you can be a part of it when you vote this fall. Along with all the famous people on the ballot this fall, there is a new Virginia constitutional amendment for the state’s voters to consider. Two consecutive General Assemblies (first with a…

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