A bill to require the redistricting process of drawing legislative maps to be public 

Who
State Senator Elena Parent 
Andrea Young, Executive Director, ACLU of Georgia 
Lindsey Hodgson, Organizer, Fair Districts Georgia
Cindy Battles, Program Coordinator, Common Cause Georgia

What
Press Conference to introduce 

Where
Senate Press Room
Coverdell Legislative Office Building, Room 203 
18 Capitol Square SW
Atlanta, GA 30334
 
When
11:00 a.m., Friday, March 6, 2020

Quotes
“You have to set the rules before you play the game,” said Sen. Elena Parent, sponsor of the bill. “Transparency is the first rule that needs to be established before we begin the redistricting process.” 
 
“The principle of voter rights is that everyone’s vote should count the same. Georgia has a history of privileging the votes of some communities over others,” stated Andrea Young, Executive Director of the ACLU of Georgia. “The Transparency Act brings sunshine to a process that has historically allowed politicians to meet in secret and manipulate the boundaries of legislative districts to their own benefit.”

Media contact: Ana Maria Rosato, media@acluga.org