Tonight, state representatives from house districts in middle and southern Georgia came together to allow you, the voters the chance to voice questions and concerns about redistricting in Georgia. At an open forum at Fort Valley State University, legislators took the opportunity to explain the process.
"Because of the growth in our state in northern and metro areas in our state, south Georgia is going to lose representation in the general assembly," says State Representative Carolyn Hugley, District 133.
So is middle Georgia. As students and members of rural communities like Peach County questioned the process of redistricting, former state representative David Lucas made it very clear that in the past, this process was dominated by the Republicans.
"The problem is, we will be fighting. Republicans are in charge and they are going to try and increase their numbers. Reapportionment has always been that way."