I am the Policy Analyst at the ACLU Maryland. This is my first time in front of this body, and I appreciate the opportunity to speak with you today. The ACLU MD opposes the recommendations put forth by the redistricting commission and respectfully urges you to reject the commission’s plan.
Baltimore County has experienced tremendous diverse growth over the last 10 years, and this diversity should be embraced and reflected in how the community elects candidates of their choice. The number of white residents in the county has decreased by 13% and there has been an increase in the number of Black residents by 22%. Overall, residents of color now comprise 47% of the County’s total population.
Read the full testimony that Justin Nalley, Education Policy Analyst with the ACLU MD, gave at the Baltimore County Redistricting Public Hearing on October 26th, 2021, published on Forward Baltimore website.