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St. Mary's County Democrats

Speak Out Against Vote Dilution

WE NEED REPRESENATATION AT EVERY REDISTRICTING BOARD HEARING. Please sign up below to speak and feel free to use the talking points put out by the NAACP (below) or your own. We are not in favor of this map. It breaks up communities with a common interest and instead, extends district four through rural and waterfront areas in Hollywood, a community with far different interests than those in Lexington Park/California. The dilution of District 4 is voter suppression, plain and simple.

Talking Points:

We are strongly against the proposed map for Commissioner and Board of Education districts.

The proposed map further splits up communities such as Lexington Park and Great Mills by cracking the fourth district and extending it up through Hollywood and Oakville, communities that have very different needs than the communities in Lexington Park and Great Mills.

As redistricting board member Paul Thompson said “We’re doing this ourselves for no apparent reason, and we don’t have to”. 

We also agree with board member Patricia Richardson that the board should not be considering future population growth when redrawing district lines. They should stay within their prescribed parameters. 

The purpose of having commissioners elected to represent districts seems to be diluted by this map. The people of Hollywood will be vying against the people of Lexington Park for attention from the District Four Commissioner. In both cases, needs will go unserved and voices unheard.

We urge people to attend the scheduled public hearings and urge the redistricting board to keep long-established communities, like Lexington Park and Great Mills, intact.

Thank you for your willingness to speak out!

Created by:   Wrenn Heisler
 
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Date (mm/dd/yyyy EST) Location 10 ppl Needed, At LEAST, for each
11/08/2021
(Mon. 6:00pm - 8:00pm)
Valley Lee Firehouse 

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3 of 20 slots filled
Brandon Russell
Kaitlin Fraer
Janice Walthour
11/10/2021
(Wed. 6:00pm - 8:00pm)
Commissioners' Meeting Room 

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3 of 20 slots filled
Brandon Russell
Caroline King
Rose Frederick
11/16/2021
(Tue. 6:00pm - 8:00pm)
Charlotte Hall Library 

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2 of 20 slots filled
Laura Hart
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Brandon Russell
11/18/2021
(Thu. 6:00pm - 8:00pm)
Lexington Park Library 

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5 of 20 slots filled
Adam Malisch
Brandon Russell
Eric Heisler
Janice Walthour
Pamela Mann
11/23/2021
(Tue. 6:00pm - 8:00pm)
Commissioners' Meeting Room 

I will speak (20)

 
5 of 20 slots filled
Brandon Russell
Kaitlin Fraer
Rose Frederick
Wrenn Heisler
Lisa Grossman
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