Redistricting in Texas, What’s Wrong with the Lines?

MY email to: Honorable members of House/Senate Committee on Redistricting, Select,

I am so grateful for the opportunity to be able to watch my state government in action from the comfort of my home, which is 220 miles and a 3 & ½ hour drive from the Capitol. Streaming the committee hearings live and also the archived meetings is extremely educational and informative.

I have watched the senate and house redistricting committee hearings these last 2 days and I want to attempt to summarize my opinion in as few words as possible. Please answer these questions:

1.) What does the color of skin or nation of origin have to do with voting rights? Continue reading