HPTA WAS THERE! Public comment session for redistricting. A major issue is that people think the maps have already been made. This is a big deal because, public input and Redistricting Committee consultation is supposed to happen first. However, Rep. Lewis insists that he did not direct the drawing of any maps. Sure, this is probably true. But notice the wording … it leaves out the possibility that map-making consultant Dr. Hofeller has been working on his own, paid by private and GOP entities, for the last year… independent of orders by the Redistricting Committee Chairs. The perfect maps…. legal enough to pass, but biased to the utmost degree could have been created at any point and are just waiting in the wings.
I didn’t set out to make a poster, but somehow this came together.
It ended up being an effective way to visually encapsulate the core beliefs of our organization and the things we stand for, based on some of the protest slogans and images that have been used around the country. Continue reading HPTA – Posterized!
HPTA attended the first meeting of the new Redistricting Committee on July 26th , 2017. To show support for redistricting reform, we filled a coffin with images of the 28 illegal racially gerrymandered NC legislative districts from 2011. We offered up the idea that Democracy was DEAD in those districts, a fact that is really something to mourn. HPTA issued the following statement:
The debut of HPTA’s North Carolina Gallery of Gerrymandering featured many of Hillsborough’s finest up-and-coming artists! The Fixing Democracy Team hosted a booth at Hillsborough Arts Council’s “Last Fridays” event on July 28th , 2017.