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John King, Michelle Siri Release Statement on Baltimore Redistricting Proposal

2/25/2022 | John B. King

“The map put forth by the Baltimore County Council for redistricting the county would not have resulted in accurate representation for Black voters. Baltimore County has many residents of color – 30% of residents are Black. Having just one district that is majority Black within this new map doesn’t make sense. We are glad that Judge Griggsby ordered a new map to be drawn that will better represent and protect the voting rights of Black and brown voters in the county. As we look towards the future, these moments are opportunities for us to get it right where we haven’t before. This is especially important when it comes to voting rights. We urge the Baltimore County Council to heed the voices of advocates and of the communities that will be impacted by this decision, and hope they will swiftly work to present a map that meets the criteria set forth by Judge Griggsby and most importantly – that gives the people who call Baltimore County home a fair chance for representation.”