Commissions ask for inclusive redistricting town halls

The Kansas state capitol building is located in downtown Topeka on land donated by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad company. Construction began in 1866 and was officially completed 37 years later in 1903 at a total cost of just over 3.2 million dollars. The building is over 300 feet tall and is 17 feet taller than the U.S. Capitol building in Washington D.C.

Two state commissions representing the Hispanic and African American communities in Kansas are seeking more than a dozen town hall meetings to give the public input into the redrawing of election districts.

The Kansas Hispanic & Latino American Affairs Commission along with the Kansas African American Affairs Commission are requesting at least 14 public town hall meetings, the same number that were held when districts were last redrawn.

The commissions are recommending at least two meetings in each of the four congressional districts and urge lawmakers to start those meetings as soon as possible.

They are asking that the committee . . .


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