What: Rally and march for redistricting reform

Will SCOTUS Slay the Gerrymander?

On March 26th, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in two partisan gerrymandering lawsuits: one from North Carolina where Republicans used redistricting to their advantage, and one from Maryland where Democrats did the same. It’s time for the Supreme Court to take a stand on this issue — and declare partisan gerrymandering unconstitutional.

If they do, it’ll absolutely help our efforts to win redistricting reform here in Indiana. As it stands now, without a definitive decision from the highest court in the land, politicians know they can get away with drawing maps that serve political interests, not the public interest. This has to stop.

WHEN: March 26th at 12:00 p.m.

We’ll meet at noon in front of the Federal Courthouse in downtown Indianapolis — at the corner of Meridian and Ohio Streets — for some brief remarks by activists and legal experts.  Then we’ll march three blocks to the State House to send a message to legislators that Hoosiers want action on redistricting reform this year.

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WHERE: Federal Courthouse (corner of Ohio and Meridian Streets in downtown Indianapolis)

To call attention to the important cases being heard at the Supreme Court on March 26th — and to highlight the need for a hearing and vote on SB105, the redistricting standards bill that passed the Indiana Senate last month — the Indiana Coalition for Independent Redistricting is holding a rally and march for redistricting reform.

I hope you will be able to join us next week to stand in solidarity with the attorneys and activists who have brought this litigation to the nation’s highest court — and to call for Indiana legislators to take action on redistricting reform this year.

 

RSVP: Email Julia at jvaughn@commoncause.org

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