Former U.S. Attorney General to Testify at People’s Maps Commission Hearing

Hansen Urges people to attend and participate to help the commission draw fair maps

(Madison)—Former .S. Attorney General Eric Holder will testify at the People’s Maps Commission hearing Thursday. Holder is the Chairman of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee.

“I am encouraging everyone who supports non-partisan redistricting to consider testifying at the hearing or attending,” said Hansen, a leader in the effort to pass non-partisan redistricting. “Wisconsin is one of the most gerrymandered states in the nation which has given the Republicans a lock on control of the Legislature since they drew the maps in 2011. Thursday’s hearing will not only give people the opportunity to learn from leaders like Eric Holder and others on what they can do to help make our elections fair and competitive but also the chance to make their voices heard.”

The hearing which will be held online is scheduled for this Thursday, October 1, 2020 from 5:30 – 8:30p.m.

Those who would like to testify must register before the hearing and can do so by going to HERE.

Those who want to watch the hearing can view the live-stream on the Department of Administration’s YouTube Channel HERE.

“Gerrymandering does irreparable harm to our elections and our democracy. It leads to corruption in government that ultimately costs taxpayers. Thursday’s hearing will allow people to participate in one of the first steps toward the creation of fair maps and reclaiming their government.”

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