Meetings on redistricting, post office closures this week

Oak Cliff and West Dallas city council members Scott Griggs, Delia Jasso and Monica Alonzo host a meeting to provide updates on redistricting at 6:30 tonight in the Weiss Auditorium at Methodist hospital. The Latino Redistricting Task Force, which recently visited the Department of Justice, will give a report.

The deadline to comment about redistricting is Wednesday, Dec. 7. An online petition is available here. Anyone may also sent comments by U.S. mail to:

Chief, Voting Section, Civil Rights Division
United States Department of Justice, Room 7254–NWB
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530

or by carriers other than the U.S. Postal Service:

Chief, Voting Section, Civil Rights Division
United States Department of Justice, Room 7254–NWB
1800 G Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006

The first page and the envelope should be marked: ‘‘Comment under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act.’’ In the subject line, write: Dallas, TX 2011-4417.

Also this week is a meeting related to possible post office closing. The U.S. Postal service is considering closing many post offices, including the Main Post Office at Interstate 30 and Sylvan. Meet from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7 at the Mountain View Community College student auditorium.


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