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For immediate release: April 9, 2018

Contact: Anne Golden, President, League of Women Voters of Milwaukee County, league@lwvmilwaukee.org, 414-559-2632

League of Women Voters Public Program: Who Counts? 2020 Census & Fair Voting Maps, on April 21

Milwaukee – β€œWho Counts? 2020 Census & Fair Voting Maps” is the topic of a public program sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Milwaukee County on Saturday, April 21, 2018. This free program will be held at the Milwaukee Public Library Tippecanoe Branch, 3912 S. Howell Ave., Milwaukee. Gathering time begins at 10:15 a.m., and the program runs from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

The public is invited to learn about this urgent matter, which is the focus of a case now before the U.S. Supreme Court involving voting district maps drawn in the state of Wisconsin.

β€œThe decennial census is at the heart of our representative democracy,” said Anne Golden, president of the League of Women Voters of Milwaukee County. β€œThe League of Women Voters has long advocated for redistricting processes that promote fair representation at all levels of government with maximum opportunity for public participation.” Β 

Speakers at the event are:

Margo Anderson, Ph.D. Distinguished Professor of History and Urban Studies at UW-Milwaukee.
Dr. Anderson specializes in the social history of the United States in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, including the history of the U.S. Census.

Robert Yablon, J.D., Assistant Professor of Law at UW-Madison
A former law clerk to Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor, Mr. Yablon will provide an update on the Wisconsin gerrymander case currently before the U.S.Supreme Court.
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For more information: WI League of Women Voters Position on Redistricting

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