League Testifies for Fair Maps

League leaders Sharon Schneeberger, Barbara Hoppe, Marilyn McLead and Nancy Copenhaver gave strong testimony at a House Redistricting hearing in Jefferson City. They all stressed the need for fair district maps that recognize and honor communities, keeping them together whenever possible.

“The League has long taken great interest in the redistricting process,” McLeod said. “For decades, our nonpartisan organization has fought for fair and effective representation of our government. Fair maps give citizens a voice in their government. Maps based on total population are key to getting state and federal funding distributed equitably.”

Schneeberger told commissioners to expect non-partisan maps soon that were developed for the League by academics at the Institute of Computational Redistricting, University of Illinois. “We look forward to seeing fairly drawn districts in your draft maps and trust you will give Missouri citizens time to analyze and understand them.”

Sharon Schneeberger
Marilyn McLeod
Nancy Copenhaver
Barbara Hoppe

About lwvcbc

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy. We never support or oppose any political party or candidate. Any person of voting age may become a League member. The LWV of Columbia-Boone County is the League's local organization. We hold forums for local elections and advocate for local issues.

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