Gerrymandering ~ 1.14.18 ~ Video Link

League of Women Voters and the Litchfield Historical Societ  cosponsored a talk about redistricting, well-known as gerrymandering. The term gerrymander is derived from the name of Governor Elbridge Gerry of Massachusetts, who signed a bill that redistricted Massachusetts to benefit his Party. When mapped, one of the contorted districts in the Boston area was said to resemble the shape of a mythological salamander.

If you missed the event, you can watch the video here.

or read the Observer Corps report here.

HOW WILL GERRYMANDERING AFFECT YOU?
with
JOHN DASHER

SUNDAY JAN 14 at 3:30

Litchfield Historical Society
7 South Street, Litchfield

The featured speaker will be US history scholar, John Dasher, who will enlighten us on the how and why this process may give one party an unfair advantage over its rival. Dasher, who is a Litchfield resident, graduated from Amherst College, Columbia Law School and Columbia Business School. After a career on Wall Street, he earned a teaching degree and for ten years taught Advanced Placement US History in New Canaan and Fairfield, CT.

The public is welcome. Refreshments will be served.

RSVP: 860 567 4501  or  molver@litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org

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