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WIL Listen Episode 3: Redistricting and How It Impacts Our Daily Lives
April 12, 2021 - May 12, 2021
Release Date: April 13, 2021
In the third episode of the WIL Listen podcast, this month Eleanor Davis Pierel interviews Lynn Teague, Vice President for Issues and Action with the League of Women Voters of South Carolina. Lynn serves as the League’s lobbyist at the State House and talks with Eleanor about legislative redistricting and fair voting. What is redistricting and how does it impact our daily lives? In the interview, Lynn discusses why the 2020 Census matters, how it informs redistricting, and why we as the public should be involved in the process of drawing our legislative districts.
Our representative democracy requires citizens to be informed and for our legislators to hear from us demanding competitive elections and for the system to be organized in a way that makes our votes meaningful. How our legislative districts are drawn affects our representation in the U.S. House of Representatives and State House, in County Council, down to your local school board.
Ready to get involved in the redistricting process? Stay apprised of what is on the horizon for fair voting in South Carolina, stay tuned to our social media channels @SCWomenLead, and subscribe to our mailing list to receive redistricting news and fair voting alerts in your inbox and register for upcoming virtual events hosted by the League of Women voters and our other allied partners.
Lynn Shuler was born in Orangeburg SC, grew up in Columbia, and moved to New Mexico in 1968 at the time of her marriage to George Teague. She is a professional archaeologist, and was on the faculty of the Arizona State Museum at the University of Arizona for many years, where she served as Director of the Museum’s Cultural Resource Management Division and later as Coordinator of Arizona’s repatriation laws protecting Native American and other burials and sacred objects. She and her husband returned to South Carolina at the time of their retirement. She has been in per position with the League of Women Voters of South Carolina since 2013.
Eleanor Davis Pierel is a Research Assistant for SC Women in Leadership supporting initiatives to increase fair voting, reduce polarization, and create opportunities for women leaders. Eleanor is also a PhD candidate at the University of South Carolina, Columbia.