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Delaying Redistricting: Understanding the Proposed New Jersey Constitutional Amendment

Date September 23, 2020

Time 12:15pm

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Delaying Redistricting: Understanding the Proposed New Jersey Constitutional Amendment

Join Eagleton for this special session about the proposed New Jersey constitutional amendment to delay the redrawing of legislative districts if federal census data is not received by February 15, 2021.

New Jersey voters will cast ballots to approve or reject the change in November.
Speakers will discuss:
– How COVID-19 may affect the delivery of federal census data to New Jersey
– How population data is used to re-draw state legislative districts following each decennial census of the United States
– How the proposed constitutional amendment on the November ballot would change the apportionment process in New Jersey
– Implications of voter approval or rejection in November

Program panelists include:

Jesse Burns, Executive Director, League of Women Voters – New Jersey

Assemblyman Christopher P. DePhillips, New Jersey Legislative District 40

Assemblyman John F. McKeon, New Jersey Legislative District 27

Henal Patel, Director of Democracy & Justice Program, New Jersey Institute for Social Justice

Samuel S. Wang, Professor, Princeton University; Director, Princeton Gerrymandering Project

Moderated by Ronald K. Chen, University Professor, Rutgers School of Law