On this week's EcoNews Report, Gang Green breaks down redistricting efforts at the state and county. Could draft maps splitting Eureka apart be an attempt to draw Supervisor candidate Natalie Arroyo out of her district? Is the state serious about lumping Humboldt with Redding? Our politics will be shaped by mapping decisions for the next decade so you better to pay attention!”Redistricting Surprise? The County's Advisory Committee is Looking Seriously at a Plan That Would Move a Distant Quarter of Eureka Into Arcata's Supervisorial District,” Lost Coast Outpost, Oct. 5.”The County's Draft Redistricting Maps Have Been Released, and a Couple of Them Are Real Doozies,” Lost Coast Outpost, Oct. 11.”A WEDDING to REDDING? There Are Ideas to Join Us With Shasta County at the State and Federal Level, and the State Citizens' Redistricting Commission Would Like Your Feedback,” Lost Coast Outpost, Oct. 14.Support the show (https://www.humboldtbaykeeper.org/get-involved/donate)
The Port of Los Angeles will now be running 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, under a new plan announced by President Biden. Right now his administration is juggling a lot of problems that are weighing down voter confidence in his presidency: supply chain logjams, rising inflation, a slowing job market and gridlock in Congress. The persistent list of problems now 10 months into Biden's first term runs counter to the “return to normal” message he successfully ran on when he beat then-President Trump in 2020. But is the president being proactive, or is he opening himself up to blame for problems plaguing the entire global supply chain that are mostly out of his control? This week, we bring on special guest Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report to talk about what voters want from the economy and the president right now. Some Americans are feeling a lingering sense of unease, as the country continues to face labor and goods shortages tied to the pandemic. Meanwhile, Congressional Democrats still can't come to an agreement to pass Biden's domestic agenda. How does political polarization affect the way voters think about the administration's handling of the economy? We discuss. Next on the show: Redistricting is underway as we head into next year's midterm elections. As was the case 10 years ago, Republicans have an advantage because they control more state legislatures, while some Democratic states, like California, have put redistricting decisions in the hands of independent commissions. But how many seats could Republicans realistically pick up next year through redistricting alone, especially since demographic changes in some major swing states would seem to favor Democrats? A hotly contested gubernatorial election in Virginia next month could give us some clues. Also, what the heck is ‘bacon-mandering'? Then: our panel discusses vaccine mandates and religious exemptions, specifically among Catholics. The Catholic Church's official position is that getting vaccinated is morally permissible, but sincerely held religious beliefs should be honored as a valid basis for exemption. As vaccine mandates become more commonplace, how does society negotiate those tensions? Finally: Why adults need to stop making Halloween sexy, and why the “woke” Fed is really just doing its job.
Election Day is less than a month away. This year, there are five proposals on the ballot -- four of which will directly impact voters in Western New York. This hour, we discuss the first proposal: Amend the process for determining congressional and state legislative districts. Our guests weigh in on the process of redistricting at the state/federal and county/local levels. The County Legislature and the Independent Redistricting Commission are hosting public hearings about proposed state maps. Our guests this hour explain what voters need to know. Our guests: Barbara Grosh, president of the League of Women Voters of the Rochester Metropolitan Area Jennifer Wilson, deputy director of the League of Women Voters of New York State Tom Ferrarese, member of the League of Women Voters, and former Commissioner of the Board of Elections Mark Assini, former Gates Town Supervisor, and current chief administrative officer at American Rock Salt
10/13/21--This week, Steve shares findings from the latest poll on the Boston mayoral race. He spells out just how strong Michelle Wu's lead is so far over Annissa Essaibi-George, and how likely voters' priorities for the city differ based on who they plan to vote for. Later, Lisa and Steve are joined by state Rep. and member of the Special Joint Committee on Redistricting, Andy Vargas. Rep. Vargas explains the redistricting process, what the goals for redistricting are, and the challenges that the redistricting committee has faced so far. The Texas abortion law instated in early September is one of the strictest measures in the nation, banning abortion at six weeks -- when many women don't even yet know they are pregnant. Rebecca Hart Holder, executive director at NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts explains what it means that this law made it on the books, and what the implications are for the future of Roe v. Wade.
NTD News Today—10/13/20211. House Votes to Approve Debt Ceiling Extension2. Biden to Host Meeting on Supply Chain Issues3. Federal Report Details How Dod Could Save $1T4. Latest Victims at U.S. Embassy in Colombia5. Oregon GOP Sues Dems Over Redistricting Plan6. House Budget Chairman John Yarmuth to Retire7. Mich. Prof. Ousted From Class Over ‘Othello'8. Hearing: Couple Charged for Nuclear Espionage9. Ca. Alisal Fire Forces Major Highway to Close10. Osha Rules for Vaccine Not Made Yet: WH11. NYC Teachers Fight Vax Mandate in Court12. Florida Fines County $3.5m for Mandating Vax13. SFO Airport Program to Detect Covid Variants14. Calif. San Joaquin Bans Vaccine Passports15. Effort to Keep Marathon Bomber Death Sentence16. William Shatner Boldly Goes Into Space!17. Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner Dies18. Netflix Suspends Workers for Crashing Meeting19. San Francisco Sistine Chapel Exhibit20. Tire Stuck on Elk's Neck Removed After 2yrs21. Hurricane Pamela Makes Landfall on Mexican Coast22. Spain Celebrates National Day in Madrid23. Europe Worries Over Soaring Energy Prices24. A Glimpse Into the Ancient Global Wine Market25. WWI Shipwrecks Form Turkey's New Diving Park26. Swiss Researchers Launch 3d Map of Universe27. Teenage Violin Prodigy Wows London
As the deadline looms, we look at the process to create new district maps in Milwaukee County. Then, learn about the new book, A Smart Girl's Guide: Race & Inclusion. Plus, we hear from one of the co-founders of LUNA, a Milwaukee group focused on raising the visibility of Latinx artists.
Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles stops in for her monthly visit with Charlotte Talks to catch up on all things Charlotte, including the Unified Development Ordinance, Charlotte redistricting, our new nondiscrimination ordinance and more.
Live from the no panic zone—I'm Steve Gruber—I am America's Voice—God Bless America this is the Steve Gruber FIERCE AND FEARLESS – in Pursuit of the truth— Here are three big things you need to know right now— Three— Beaumont begging for nurses - Offering signing bonus - Doing everything they can Two— Rep Gubernatorial candidate James Craig signals he is in support of a 2020 Election audit here in Michigan. One— Democrats are now arguing that the preposed voting maps put out by the Redistricting Commission are bad and would make it hard for black law makers to win elections.
Some districts split towns apart. Others packed all the votes in a city together, or stretched to join urban with suburban. But taken together, Republicans' 2011 legislative maps did one thing: changed the game in Wisconsin politics.
West Virginia has three incumbent members of Congress. But it's losing a seat to redistricting. POLITICO's Ally Mutnick reports. Plus, Southwest and American airlines say their workers will have to get vaccinated despite Gov. Abbott's order banning vaccine mandates. And a divided Supreme Court considers who can defend abortion restrictions. Ally Mutnick is a campaigns reporter for POLITICO. Jeremy Siegel is a host for POLITICO Dispatch. Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio. Jenny Ament is the senior producer of POLITICO audio. Raghu Manavalan is a senior editor for POLITICO audio. Read more: 3 members, 2 seats: West Virginia Republicans gird for redistricting showdown
This is an interview from Henrico County Democratic Committee Chairman Marques Jones with Del. Lamont Bagby (D-HD74) and Brandon Jarvis covering redistricting and the November elections. Bagby is the chairman of the Virginia Legislative Black Caucus and opposed the Redistricting Commission that was ultimately approved by the General Assembly and Virginia's voters. The Commission recently reached an impasse and was unable to agree on any set of General Assembly legislative maps. The task will now be up to the Virginia Supreme Court to draw state Senate and House of Delegates maps.
Redistricting process mired in partisan fighting, voter registration deadline nearing, attorney general candidates spar over prosecution priorities, Richmond recognizes Indigenous Peoples Day, a new mutual aid 'store' opens, and more
Could your Congressman stay a Republican or a Democrat...forever? Many states are significantly changing their Congressional maps during the once a decade redistricting process, and a lot of swing districts are becoming even more red or blue. Colby Itkowitz from The Washington Post talks with Boyd about what this means for voters and future legislation in Congress. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
On today's episode of Colorado Edition, we hear about the new congressional map that was recently approved by the state's independent redistricting commission. We also talk to a Fort Collins resident about her century's worth of family history in Northern Colorado.
Jimmy is back and shares his takes on recent developments in Fort Worth while he was out. They discuss new information about the Evans & Rosedale development that makes this pod an important one to listen to.
#LaborRadioPod Something is happening right now in Washington state (and around the country) that is going to change the political landscape for the next decade. It's called "redistricting," and it might have a major impact on working people's lives - but they may not be aware it's happening, or even know what it is. Thankfully, Washington State Labor Council (https://www.wslc.org/) Secretary Treasurer April Sims, who also serves on our state's Redistricting Commission, is here to explain to Shannon and Harold what redistricting is, why it matters, and how working people can affect the process. Want find out more about redistricting and make your voice heard? Visit https://www.redistricting.wa.gov/ Remember working people in Southwest Washington, this is YOUR podcast! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know what you think about the show, and what you'd like to hear in future episodes! We're a proud member of the Labor Radio Podcast Network - find more radio shows and podcasts that speak to working people about working people's issues at www.LaborRadioNetwork.org.
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Redistricting is important. We swear. Every ten years, our elected officials fight over how and who will elect them next time -- or not. Which groups will be overrepresented? Or underrepresented? Who knows! Fortunately, we're doing a feed-swap this week with the Get More Smarter podcast, which is hosted by a couple of guys who have been around Colorado politics for a long time: Ian Silverii, formerly of ProgressNow Colorado, and Jason Bain, of ColoradoPols.com. They talk about Lauren Boebert and the state GOP primary to take on Michael Bennet, then go deep on redistricting with Evan Wyloge, a veteran redistricting reporter with coloradopolitics.com. Also, and this is for podcast fans, how cool is it that they have a theme by Breakmaster Cylinder? Here's their description of this episode: This week, our favorite Colorado insurrectionist joins the US Senate Republican Primary and we're taking bets on how badly this ruins GOP chances to beat Michael Bennet in 2022. Our 7th favorite congressperson from Colorado makes us ask, once again, “What the hell is wrong with our 7th favorite congressperson from Colorado?” The Colorado Republican Party doesn't know the first rule of fight club, so the break the hell out of it. We have another edition of MAP MADNESS, where we discuss the brand-new redistricting and reapportionment process in Colorado AND we interview Evan Wyloge, reporter for the various Gazettes and ColoradoPolitics.com who has had the distinct pleasure of covering this public-political-cartography process not once, but twice! Follow Evan on Twitter: @EvanWyloge Some of Evan's redistricting articles mentioned in the interview - Coordinated persuasion efforts emerge in Colorado redistricting commissions' public comments (9/20/21) - Challenge to congressional map plan over minority protections announced already (9/30/21) - Newly revealed interactions added to redistricting lobbying complaint (9/27/21) - Colorado nonprofit targeted with redistricting lobbying complaint helped draft others' map proposals (8/30/21) ------- This week, we're doing a feed-swap with our friends at City Cast Denver, Denver's only local daily news podcast. They make terrific content, and you'll find their recent episode about Casa Bonita in our feed. Subscribe to the City Cast Denver podcast and newsletter. ------- Hosts: Jason Bane | Ian Silverii Producer: Ethan Black Intern: Taleen Sample Music: Breakmaster Cylinder Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Visit our website at getmoresmarter.com.
Guest: George Rodriguez, South Texas conservative...........Redistricting underway......The border and more coming.................and other stories...... Check our blog.........and follow our friend Carlos Guedes..............
On this week's edition of the On Iowa Politics Podcast: Reaction to redistricting Maps and a batch of new Iowa poll results. On Iowa Politics is a weekly news and analysis podcast that aims to re-create the kinds of conversations that happen when you get political reporters from across Iowa together after the day's deadlines have been met. This week's show is hosted by The Gazette's James Lynch and features Lee Newspaper Statehouse Bureau Chief Erin Murphy, Tom Barton of the Quad City Times, Amie Rivers of the Waterloo Cedar-Falls Courier, and Gazette Opinion Editor Todd Dorman. The show was produced by Stephen M. Colbert, and the music heard on the podcast is courtesy of Copperhead and Steven Kristopher.
Party Politics is back for another season! Co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina discuss the GOP's redistricting draft, the political fight over raising the nation's debt ceiling, a U.S. district judge's blocking of S.B. 8 (Texas' six-week abortion ban), and Donald Trump's influence on Texas politics, among other stories. NATIONAL TOPICS BIF & BBB! Can lawmakers raise the debt ceiling in time? Trump urged not to announce for president…yet? TEXAS TOPICS Abortion law blocked Why are so many Members not running again? (Lucio III) Wesley Hunt raises big money Does Trump run Texas politics? (border wall, audit bill) Bible as the state text? DEEP GOP's redistrict draft further polarizes Texas voters You can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts (or wherever you get your podcasts). Tweet us using #PartyPoliticsPod or email email@example.com. Party Politics is produced by Troy Schulze.
We get an update on COVID rates and the Pritzker Administration's efforts to get more state employees vaccinated. The GOP is attacking Democrats on a well tested topics: crime. And a new congressional district could soon be unveiled.
On this West Virginia Morning, kids in foster care are already facing a tough road, but a new investigation reveals that some are sent to out-of-state facilities, some of which have been flagged by the state's own Department of Health and Human Resources as problematic.
(00:00) FriYAY News Chat: History Mystery & Covid Tests (18:30) Your Take on Favorite Candy for Trick-or-Treating (38:00) Neenah Mayor Dean Kaufert (55:30) Eric Balkman Previews the Brewers Postseason (68:00) What's Goin' On? Maddie Uhlenbrauck, Fox Cities CVB (75:00) Sound Off on Kids & Adults Behaving Badly at School (85:00) The Takeaway: Say Precisely What You Mean
On the next Charlotte Talks Local News Roundup: another LGBTQ nondiscrimination ordinance passes locally, this time in Mecklenburg County. A Charlotte high school goes on lockdown after a gun is found on campus. And voting maps are reviewed. Our roundtable of reporters will discuss those stories and more from the week's news.
On Friday's Houston Matters: Mayor Sylvester Turner's handling of a development deal went unaddressed at a special council meeting yesterday that focused on the housing department's budget. News 88.7's Jen Rice fills us in on what happened. Also this hour: With the process of redrawing Texas Congressional maps underway, we examine a different way of handling it altogether. Then, we break down The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week. And we preview a conversation about how – and what – the spaces we inhabit teach us about race. It's the topic of this week's edition of I See U.
Here's your morning news: Teenage vaccination rates increasing as COVID cases continue to drop; Latest on O.C. oil spill cleanup efforts; L.A. redistricting commission seeks public comments on draft map; Latest on the return of Bruce's Beach. Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
Also, DOTD is planning for a new bridge across the Mississippi River in Baton Rouge. Adam Vos hosted this episode of Louisiana Considered. Louisiana Progress Policy and Advocacy Director Peter Robins-Browndiscusses the state's redistricting process and what fair, competitive congressional districts should look like. DOTD Communications Director Rodney Malletttalks about plans for a third bridge across the Mississippi River in Baton Rouge and how DOTD hopes it will improve traffic in the city. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
(00:00) Local News Chat: Trail Attack & Transit Fee Study (19:00) Your Take on Major Pot Bust & WI Cannabis Policy (38:30) Jose Antonio Bowen, author of "Teaching Change" (58:00) Alicia Gerhig, Christine Ann Domestic Abuse Services (89:30) The Takeaway: Your Opinion Is Not A Fact
October 7, 2021 - The ballot referendum reforming the state's redistricting process has divided good government advocates, so we got the two sides from Jennifer Wilson, deputy director of the League of Women Voters of New York State, and Susan Lerner, executive director of Common Cause New York.
Ben Kieffer and his guests dissect politics at the federal and state levels, including Iowa lawmakers' rejection of the first proposed map of the state's political boundaries in a special session Tuesday.
A major overhaul of North Carolina's energy sector is quickly moving through the General Assembly after months of secret negotiations. Redistricting isn't so secret, with open terminals where people can try to draw new legislative and congressional district maps. Trying to get out of jury duty by claiming you're not a citizen? A bill would require local court officials to send your name to state elections officials so it could be removed from voter rolls.
On this episode, we're picking up a topic we talked about months ago: Redistricting. Last time, we talked about the general process for redistricting, and we encouraged our nonprofit community to learn how the new maps would be drawn in their state or their local district. This time, we're going to look at how the nonprofit community can advocate for their mission and their own community no matter the process in your home state, and regardless of where your state is in the redistricting process. We also wanted to lift up that historically, how we encourage voting or limit voting in America is also through the lens of discrimination. Our Attorneys for this Episode: Jen Powis Leslie Barnes Show Notes How the census, which is required to proportionally represent an entire state's population, encountered a growing problem that politicians couldn't fix for decades. How the Supreme Court in conjunction with citizen action in the 1960's addressed this issue, which resulted in the “One Person One Vote” doctrine. How redistricting election maps works and how it differs by state. Regardless of your state's system to draw maps, your nonprofit can play a vital role in protecting your community's right to vote and to participate in policy-making. Current day challenges in redistricting include high population densities, whether to count undocumented residents or only US citizens, and questions on equity and race. How some nonprofits are engaging in the redistricting process and how your organization can get involved as well. What does gerrymandering and “packing” mean? What are “communities of interest” and what is “contiguity”? The importance of knowing the computer model your state uses to create maps Bolder Advocacy Resources https://www.usccr.gov/files/pubs/2018/Minority_Voting_Access_2018.pdf https://americanhistory.si.edu/democracy-exhibition/vote-voice/getting-vote/demanding-vote/one-manone-vote https://bolderadvocacy.org/resource/standing-up-for-your-community-influencing-the-redistricting-process/ https://bolderadvocacy.org/resource/mapping-the-future-the-redistricting-process-and-private-foundations/ Other resources: https://www.ncsl.org/research/redistricting/redistricting-systems-a-50-state-overview.aspx https://www.everycrsreport.com/reports/R45951.html https://funderscommittee.org/files/Collaborative_RedistrictingGuide_2.pdf https://www.fairdistrictspa.com/updates/pa-prison-gerrymandering https://redistricting.lls.edu/wp-content/uploads/Basics-English10.pdf
2011 was a frenzied, historic year in Wisconsin politics, with massive protests over GOP legislation gutting the state's public employee unions. But at the same time, quietly, behind closed doors, Republicans were drawing maps that would cement their power for a decade.
On Wednesday's Houston Matters: Two area members of Congress have weighed in on draft district maps in the state's redistricting process. It's safe to say they're not happy. News 88.7's Andrew Schneider explains. Also this hour: We discuss the latest news in our weekly political roundup with University of Houston political scientists Jeronimo Cortina and Brandon Rottinghaus, co-hosts of Houston Public Media's Party Politics program. New episodes debut this week and can be heard Fridays at 10:30 p.m. on News 88.7. Then, we talk with Dr. Laura Murillo, the president and CEO of the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, about her new book called Lead in Life, People. Passion. Persistence: Succeed in the New Era of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. And singer/songwriter Thomas Csorba performs in studio.
Despite the objections of U.S. Reps. Sheila Jackson Lee and Al Green, a Senate committee voted out a redrawn congressional map Monday without addressing the overlap in their Houston districts. The map heads next to the full Senate for a vote.
Texas GOP redistricting proposal protects incumbent; : Parents of child who died from ‘brain-eating amoeba' sue Arlington; Southwest Airlines will require all workers to be vaccinated to continue employment; Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson says city should form advisory group to address disabled residents' issues; A high school student and teacher die from COVID-19 complications
Like lawmakers across the country, the Republican majority in Texas is getting ready to redraw the lines that define state and congressional voting districts. Those lines cement the shape of political power in the state for the next decade — and it's perfectly legal for the party in power to draw them to its own advantage. Texas Tribune reporter James Barragán and Michael Li of the Brennan Center discuss redistricting in Texas, and around the country. In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment that will help you make sense of what's going on in your community.Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sarah Schweinsberg reports on the rush to approve new congressional maps ahead of the 2022 midterms; Mary Reichard talks to Victor Manjarrez about the latest crisis at the southern border; and on The Olasky Interview, WORLD editor in chief Marvin Olasky talks to journalist and author Helen Andrews about the impact of feminism and the sexual revolution. Plus: commentary from Cal Thomas, a prize-winning pumpkin, and the Thursday morning news.Support The World and Everything in It today at wng.org/donate. Additional support comes from Ambassadors Impact Network … supplying more than 10 million dollars in growth capital … and enabling entrepreneurs to show and share Jesus through their businesses. More at ambassadorsimpact.com From Dordt University, offering reimbursed campus visits to show you firsthand how Dordt's Christ-centered education leads to lifelong discipleship. Details at Dordt.edu/apply And from Open the Bible…Taking you on a guided tour through the whole Bible story on October 16th. More at UnlockingTheBible.org