Cooper’s Remarks to State Lawmakers at Select Committee on Redistricting Meeting
NASHVILLE– Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-05) yesterday spoke at the State of Tennessee’s Select Committee on Redistricting inaugural meeting, calling on lawmakers to keep Nashville whole.
“I believe that your solemn duty is to preserve county boundaries and communities as much as you possibly can. Tennessee law forces you to keep as many counties whole as possible when you draw your own districts; you should use the same standard for congressional districts,” Rep. Jim Cooper said. “Every county and community deserve its own unique voice in our republic whenever possible. Keeping counties whole respects the decisions that average citizens have already made to live and work in the community that they have chosen.”
Read Cooper’s entire remarks submitted for the record here.
Watch Cooper’s remarks here.