Conservation Voters for Idaho encourages public participation ahead of Idaho’s redistricting process
August 12, 2021 (Boise, Idaho) – Today, The U.S. Census Bureau released in-depth demographic statistics gathered from the 2020 Census. The data will be used by Idaho’s Redistricting Commission to redistrict or redraw Idaho’s political districts for elections and determine how community financial resources are distributed.
Conservation Voters for Idaho (CVI), a nonprofit organization in Idaho, was part of Governor Brad Little’s State Complete Count Committee to ensure all Idahoans took part in the 2020 Census. Now, building off of the success of that committee, CVI will be reaching out to Idahoans from across the state to encourage public engagement in the redistricting process.
“Nobody knows our communities better than the people who live in them. We encourage all Idahoans to join together to speak out for fair districting and ensure our communities receive the resources we need for our schools and families,” said Rialin Flores, Conservation Voters for Idaho’s executive director.
“As one of the fastest-growing states in the country, it’s critical that our communities have a say in how boundaries are determined,” said Flores. “These new maps will be used for the next 10 years and beyond, so it is absolutely critical that our redistricting commissioners hear from us.”
How redistricting will affect Idahoans:
- Redistricting determines how financial resources for schools, hospitals, and infrastructure are allocated.
- Redistricting is our once-in-a-decade process of accounting for state-level population changes to draw new congressional district maps for federal, state and local governing bodies (i.e. Congress, state legislatures, city councils, county commissions, school boards, etc.) representation.
About Conservation Voters for Idaho
Conservation Voters for Idaho protects Idaho’s quality of life by electing pro-conservation candidates, advocating for sound environmental policies and holding politicians accountable for their votes on conservation and voting rights issues. Learn more at https://cvidaho.org/.
Contact: Shevawn Von Tobel
Office: (208) 342-1264 ext.110