Colorado Recruiting for First Independent Redistricting Commissions
Remember way back in November of 2018 when CO voters passed Amendments Y & Z authorizing the use of independent commissions to draw electoral districts for legislators and members of Congress? Well, it's almost time to see these two amendments in action!
That's right! Redistricting season is fast approaching and the CO Independent Redistricting Commission is recruiting applicants to serve on both the Congressional Redistricting and Legislative Redistricting commissions. According to the "job" description, applications should expect the role to be "a full-time job. The commission will be required to meet at the State Capitol in Denver while a redistricting plan is developed, and then take the preliminary plan around the state to at least 21 locations to solicit public comment and discussion. While we are uncertain about when the heavy work of the commission will take place, we anticipate that it will be around July through September of 2021. You will be paid a per diem and travel expenses for your time."
What a great opportunity to serve your community AND play an active role in our state's history! If you have the time and the interest, you can apply to serve on a commission at redistricting.colorado.gov
Learn more about Amendments Y & Z in this great Ted talk from LWV member and former CO Secretary of State Bernie Buescher: https://www.ted.com/talks/bernie_buescher_how_colorado_solved_redistricting_challenges_and_passed_me