MAY 04, 2021
Franklin Stacy Jr was one of the final witnesses to testify during the Senate’s final legislative redistricting hearings, which were led in party by Sen. Elgie Sims (D-Chicago).
The Senate closed the book over the weekend on its 20 public hearings on legislative redistricting , hosting four meetings that largely mimicked previous meetings from the past eight weeks.
Witnesses re-upped their advocacy for greater representation in the legislature and on the federal level while expressing concern about engagement. Some witnesses also showed support from Democrats’ plans to finalize a new legislative map before June 30, while Republicans continued to press the majority for answers about a myriad of issues, including data.
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