The Gwinnett County Human Relations Commission (Gwinnett HRC) will be holding a public meeting to discuss the Gwinnett's 2010 Census Data and the implications for Gwinnett's future, with a focus on redistricting. The public meeting is scheduled for Thursday, August 11, 2011 at 7 p.m.
The public will receive a 2010 Census Data Update from Anh Nguyen and Gerson Vasquez of the U.S. Census Bureau/Atlanta Region and consider the implications for Gwinnett’s Future as a majority-minority county.
Curt Thompson, GA State Senator; WooiYi Yin, OCA-Georgia Civic Engagement Chair; Eugene Rhee, CPACS Redistricting Manager, and Fred McBride, ACLU Voting Rights Project Redistricting Manager will discuss how the 2010 Census data affects redistricting efforts, explain how redistricting is affected by the Voting Rights Act, and share how Gwinnettians can get engaged in redistricting. The public will also be able to view some maps of prospective new districts and have the opportunity to network with other Gwinnett residents.
The Georgia Legislative session focusing on Georgia's Redistricting will begin on Monday, August 15th and this public meeting will be an opportunity for Gwinnett residents to learn more about the issue and about how the public can be engaged in the redistricting process.
The meeting will be held on Thursday, August 11, 2011 at 7 p.m. at the Gwinnett Justice & Administration Center, 75 Langley Drive, Lawrenceville, GA. In the Auditorium. Refreshments and snacks will be provided.
The event is co-sponsored by the U.S. Census Bureau/Atlanta Region, League of Women Voters of Gwinnett County, OCA-Georgia and the Center for Pan Asian Community Services (CPACS).