NEWS RELEASE from the office of State Senator Judith Zaffirini

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 4, 2013
Contact: Will Krueger, (512) 463-0121

Senate Redistricting Committee to Hold Hearings

(AUSTIN) — Senator Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo, today (Wednesday) invited constituents to attend hearings of the Senate Select Committee on Redistricting in Austin, Corpus Christi and Houston. She encouraged residents of Senate District 21 to provide feedback regarding the redistricting maps for the state's Congressional, State Senate and House of Representatives districts.

The scheduled public meetings are as follows:

9 a.m., Thursday, June 6
E1.036 (Finance Room), Texas Capitol Extension
Austin, Texas

5 p.m., Friday, June 7
HRI Conference Center, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
6300 Ocean Drive
Corpus Christi, Texas

11 a.m., Saturday, June 8
Michael J. Cemo Hall, The University of Houston
4800 Calhoun Road
Houston, Texas

9 a.m., Wednesday, June 12
E1.036 (Finance Room), Texas Capitol Extension
Austin, Texas

Senator Zaffirini invited constituents who cannot attend the hearings to submit written testimony to her via email at Judith.zaffirini@senate.state.tx.us or via fax at 512/475-3738. Testimony received by June 12, will be entered into the record.

"Redistricting affects everything from political representation to the level of federal funding for important projects," Senator Zaffirini said. "As the ranking member of the Senate Redistricting committee, my priorities are to ensure that our South Texas communities of interest are kept together, that the Voting Rights Act is respected and that every person has an effective voice in government."

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