Stop Those Maps!
The gerrymandered maps passed in House and Senate committees on 1/19/2022.
Planned Parenthood supporters joined over a hundred other allies on the cold steps of Legislative Plaza for a Stop Those Maps Rally on MLK Day. Click this link to learn more about the protest.
Here is an excerpt from the speech given by TAPP Executive Director, Francie Hunt from the Stop Those Maps Rally:
“...I’m not the person that will go into the nitty gritty of census tallies of population changes in all 95 counties. But what I DO know is that if we, the folks in Nashville — Black people, POC, LGBTQ people — are growing demographics, then naturally our representation at the state and federal levels should increase as well. And most certainly, it should not decrease!
It is morally wrong that the white supremacists in power are trying to take away our voice. They don’t realize that there is no map in the world that can take away our voice! The fact that they are trying to diminish Black and Brown voices is directly proportional to how much of a threat they think we are. They fear us, when they should honor us. We are inherent to the vibrancy of this state."
Where do we go from here?
Despite the public outcry against these maps, on January 20th, the State Senate voted 26-5 to pass the Congressional and State Senate maps. On January 26th, they will be voting on the State House maps.
Politicians have once again proven that they want to keep with the status quo of unfairness.