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The People’s Maps Commission

Governor Evers recently announced the official application and selection processes for The People’s Maps Commission, a nonpartisan redistricting commission charged with drawing fair, impartial maps following the 2020 U.S. Census.
The People’s Maps Commission will consist of one person from each of Wisconsin’s eight congressional districts, and at least one African American member, one Latinx member, and one member from a Tribal Nation.
Governor Evers said, “I believe, and Wisconsinites do too, that people should get to choose their elected officials, not the other way around. Over the last several years, 51 Wisconsin counties, representing almost 80 percent of the people of Wisconsin have passed resolutions or referenda supporting nonpartisan redistricting in our state.
That’s why during my 2020 State of the State Address, I promised to create a nonpartisan redistricting commission, comprised of the people of our state—not elected officials, not lobbyists, and not political party officials—who will draw The People’s Maps.”
With one spot on the commission reserved for a member of a Tribal Nation, you are encouraged to consider applying or sharing this with others in your community. The deadline for applications is Friday, July 31st.
You can find the application materials, as well as more information about the commission here.
In order for the People’s Maps Commission to create fair and impartial maps, the commission itself needs to reflect our communities – and that includes representation from Wisconsin’s Tribal Nations.
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