More redistricting maps were released to members of the reapportionment committee on Friday, according to State Rep. Chris England (D-Tuscaloosa).
The legislature is slated to begin a special session to redraw congressional district lines in Alabama on Monday.
New maps revealed on Friday include:
AKC Plan 1 pic.twitter.com/33c8Gg1fry— Chris England (@RepEngland70) July 14, 2023
The map would create majority-black congressional districts in the second and seventh districts.
Opportunity Plan pic.twitter.com/GAXxOyeMLR— Chris England (@RepEngland70) July 14, 2023
The Opportunity Plan map would keep most of southeast Alabama in the second congressional district, but Autauga County would move to the third congressional district.
Russell Split Plan pic.twitter.com/8ynMilEA9o— Chris England (@RepEngland70) July 14, 2023
The Russell Split Plan map would see the second congressional district pick up Dallas, Lowndes and Wilcox Counties while losing Autauga, Covington and Elmore Counties.
Community of Interest Plan pic.twitter.com/xNQWqrt44I— Chris England (@RepEngland70) July 14, 2023
You can find other maps proposed by the public, including the plaintiffs who sued the state over its current congressional district map here. The next meeting of the reapportionment committee is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday in Room 200 of the State House.
The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) upheld with a 5-4 vote in June a lower court's decision to require the Alabama Legislature to redraw the congressional districts to include a second largely or majority-black congressional district.
Alabama's seventh congressional district is currently the only majority-black congressional district in Alabama. It is held by U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (D-Birmingham).
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