The Massachusetts redistricting process is underway. Training opportunities conducted by Drawing Democracy and CHARGE designed for all levels of expertise are now available. At these trainings, you will learn about how to engage in redistricting with other community members and how to use presentations and materials provided to you to help organize your community.
The CHARGE Redistricting Community College training is designed for all 50 states. The Drawing Democracy training is Massachusetts specific. Either training is valuable for anyone interested in working on redistricting in your communities or region.
LWVMA is a member of Drawing Democracy. CHARGE is the Coalition Hub to Advance Redistricting and Grassroots Engagement (CHARGE) anchored by nine national organizations: APIAVote, Center for Popular Democracy, Common Cause, Fair Count, League of Women Voters, Mi Familia Vota, NAACP, National Congress of American Indians, and State Voices.
Drawing Democracy: Train the Trainer
The following trainings are open to any organizational leaders and staff who will be educating people in their communities about redistricting and defining communities of interest:
- Thursday, May 13, from 1:00-3:00: Register here
- Wednesday, May 19, from 6:00-8:00: Register here
Want to get a head start? Check out the toolkit in English and Spanish and the slides and facilitators’ guide for the training that we’ll show you how to run.
CHARGE Redistricting Community College
The Redistricting Community College curriculum includes an Introduction, the Voting Rights Act, Community Mapping, Building Coalitions, and Strengthening Advocacy through Testimony and Transparency. Please only register if you will be able to show up and participate fully through the three hours – it is worth it!
Saturday, May 22, 2021
12 pm – 3 pm ET / 11 am – 2 pm CT / 10 am – 1 pm MT / 9 am – 12 pm PT / 6 am – 9 am HI
Register here for May 22.