Mapping Out 77057 for International Women's Day
Still learning about the Political process & why we need to Ratify the Equal Rights Amendment has been very eye-opening & in particular, the phenomenon of GERRYMANDERING.
Gerrymandering is the practice of subverting the vote to disproportionately under-represent citizens in a discriminatory fashion.
There are no less than 7 voting districts where I live in zip code 77057 as seen on my Voter Registration Card below. Each one of the little squares on the right represent a corresponding Electoral Office such as Senate District, Congressional District Commissioners Court & so on.
Some of these maps criss-cross the area in an impossible fashion.
One example of a Harris County Precinct Map:
77057 is in Precinct 3. Much of the work I did to help in our recent Democratic Primary is in Precinct 4 as I watched my candidate run herself ragged from one side of the county to the other.
Look at the area she had to cover to reach all of the voters that she won the right to Represent pending the outcome of the official vote in November.
I'm exhausted & I'm not even on the ballot.
Congratulations Penny Shaw on a landslide win.