Four of Alabama’s redistricting experts will join the NAACP Legal Defense Fund’s Facebook Live series on redistricting.
The series is titled “We Draw The Line Wednesdays,” and panelists will discuss redistricting in each of the core states and redistricting broadly.
The fourth episode, “Protecting Communities in Alabama,” will be live on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021, at 5 p.m. CST.
Event speakers are:
- Evan Milligan, executive director of Alabama Forward, a statewide civic engagement network committed to bringing together nonpartisan organizations to work together in building power around progressive civic issues and movement toward greater freedom.
- Felicia Scalzetti, a Southern Coalition for Social Justice CROWD Fellow for Alabama Election Protection Network, who is one of four Fellows in the state tasked with helping educate and engage the state in fair districting. Scalzetti and her counterparts are hosting virtual town-hall-style meetings after each day of redistricting public hearings.
- Dr. Adia Winfrey, co-founder of Transform Alabama, a community organizing project whose objective is to mobilize everyday citizens across the state. The group’s goals are to increase voter registration, provide practical voter education and increase constituent engagement at all levels of government. She made history as the first black woman Congressional nominee for Alabama’s Third District.
- Tish Gotell Faulks, legal director of ACLU Alabama, freedom’s watchdog whose mission is to preserve and protect the civil liberties and civil rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution, especially the principles contained in the Bill of Rights. Faulks is an attorney and advocate with more than 20 years of experience litigating matters presenting complex questions on policy, substantive and procedural law that impacts social and racial justice, equal rights, and civil liberties.
Panelists will speak on topics regarding facts about redistricting, the history of redistricting in Alabama, why redistricting matters, how local communities are impacted by redistricting, and more.
Participants will be able to present questions to the panel.