Mississippi Senate News Release
August 9, 2010
For Immediate Release
Contact Arnold Lindsay, 601-359-4067
A news conference will be held at 2:30 p.m. on today, Monday, August 9, 2010, at 2:30 p.m., in Room 216 of the state Capitol, to discuss a series of 12 open meetings to be held across the state by the Standing Joint Legislative Committee on Reapportionment and Redistricting to gather citizen input before they begin the process of creating new Legislative and Congressional districts.
Mississippians are asked to attend the meetings and voice their opinions before redistricting begins early in 2011, following the state’s receipt of federal Census data to be used in the process of creating new districts based upon population shifts.
State Senator Terry Burton, Chairman of the Congressional Redistricting Committee, Elections Committee and the Legislative Reapportionment Committee, said citizen input was crucial.
“It’s imperative that the public have a chance to give us their view as we create the Senate and the House legislative districts and the Congressional districts next year as is required by law after each Census,” Burton said.
Below is the schedule of meetings.
Monday, August 16, 2010, 6 p.m., Clarksdale, the Pinnacle Building Coahoma Community College.
Tuesday, August 17, 2010, 6 p.m., Itta Bena, the Science and Technology Building Auditorium at Mississippi Valley State University.
Thursday, August 19, 2010, 6 p.m., Oxford, Fulton Chapel at the University of Mississippi.
Friday, August 20, 2010, 6 p.m., Fulton, W.L. Benjamin Fine Arts Building at Itawamba Community College.
Saturday, August 21, 2010, 10:30 a.m., Starkville, Colvard Union Ballroom at Mississippi State University and 3 p.m. in Columbus Parkinson Auditorium at Mississippi University for Women.
Monday, August 23, 2010, 6 p.m., Meridian, Emma McCain Fine Arts Building at Meridian Community College.
Wednesday, August 25, 2010, 6 p.m., Hattiesburg, Thad Cochran Center Ballroom 1, University of Southern Mississippi.
Thursday, August 26, 2010, 6 p.m., Gulfport, Jefferson Davis Fine Arts Auditorium at Gulf Coast Community College.
Monday, September 13, 2010, 6 p.m., Summit, Hurst Fine Arts Building at Southwest Mississippi Community College.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010, 6 p.m., Natchez, Graduate Business Programs Lecture Hall at Alcorn State University.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010, 6 p.m., Downtown Jackson, Courtroom 1, Hinds County Courthouse.