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Political Map Drawing: Insights and Lessons from Nebraska’s Redistricting Process

Thomas C. Sorensen Policy Seminar Series

Date: Time: 12:00 pm–1:00 pm
University of Nebraska-Lincoln City Campus Union Room: Heritage Room or Zoom
1400 R Street
Lincoln NE 68588
Contact: Tarik Abdel-Monem, (402) 472-3147, tarik@unl.edu
Every ten years in state capitals across the country, lawmakers undertake the constitutional requirement to redraw district boundaries given population shifts. Nebraska state legislators faced a shortened time to get this job done after the release of the Census 2020 results. Redistricting will impact political representation at the local level and power in the U.S. Congress for the next ten years. What are the lessons learned from Nebraska’s redistricting process and considerations for moving forward? State Senators Wendy DeBoer and Matt Williams join University of Nebraska-Lincoln political scientist John Hibbing for a discussion of Nebraska’s redistricting experience, and its implications for the state and nation. The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Elizabeth Theiss-Morse from the UNL Department of Political Science.

This event is free and open to the public and UNL community. The event is sponsored by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Arts and Sciences through the Thomas C. Sorensen Endowment and the University of Nebraska Public Policy Center.

Upon registration, you will receive an email with additional instructions. If you choose to join virtually, you will also receive the Zoom link and passcode.

https://go.unl.edu/sorensen-political-map-drawing

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This event originated in Public Policy Center.