Local Redistricting – What Is It and Why It Matters

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Redistricting happens just once every ten years, and at its core determines who can represent you – in congress, in the legislature, and on city and county councils. It’s the process of redrawing lines of various congressional, legislative, and council districts to determine which geographic areas are represented by whom. Lawson Wetli, president of the Greenville County League of Women Voters, joins us to describe what it means here in Greenville County.

Lawson Wetli is a longtime Greenvillian and an attorney, with a practice area focused on corporate transactional and securities law. She received her J.D. from Columbia University School of Law and currently practices with the entrepreneurs law group in Greenville.

As a volunteer, Lawson is committed to helping people connect to their own power as voters and as members of our civic body. Among Lawson’s current volunteer roles are serving as president of the League of Women Voters of Greenville County; as the voter registration co-chair of the Greenville Branch NAACP; and as a member of the board of the Greenville County Redevelopment Authority and of the Upstate Mediation Center.

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League of Women Voters of South Carolina, a “nonpartisan organization that has fought since 1920 to improve our government and engage all Americans in the decisions that impact their lives.”

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