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Want Fair Redistricting?

Linda Hanson  | Published on 2/4/2021

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Want Fair Redistricting?  Now is the Time to Make Your Voice Heard

 

The Indiana Citizens Redistricting Commission was formed to demonstrate that redistricting done by a diverse and multi-partisan team of Hoosiers in a transparent process that encourages public participation will yield Congressional and state legislative districts that are better for voters. 

 

The first step is hearing what Hoosier voters want in their new districts.  Should districts emphasize compactness?  What about competition – should maps be drawn to encourage political competition?.  Should current politicians have the districts drawn around their residences, or should they be drawn “incumbent blind”.  And, what are the important communities of interest in Indiana, and how should they be divided, or kept intact, for the new districts?

 

Join this important conversation at our virtual public hearings to discuss how new maps for Congress and the Indiana legislature should be drawn.  We are holding virtual public hearings for each Congressional district. 

District 6 is scheduled for March 16, 7-9 pm EST.   If that is not convenient, register (link below) for a different hearing--but please participate!

 

It’s important that the ICRC hear from a broad range of Hoosiers on these issues, because we’ll be organizing the testimony from these meetings into a report that we’ll give to state legislators before they begin redistricting so they will know what voters want from the new maps.  Redistricting will impact federal and state elections for a decade – it is extremely important that Hoosiers from all over the state are a part of this conversation.  

 

Feb. 24, 7 – 9 p.m.  Congressional District 7

March 3, 7 – 9 p.m.  Congressional District 5T

March 6, 2 – 4 p.m. Central Time, Congressional District 1

March 10, 7 – 9 p.m.  Congressional District 9

March 13, 3 – 5 p.m.  Congressional District 3

March 16, 7 – 9 p.m., Congressional District 6

March 18, 6 – 8 p.m. Central Time, Congressional District 8

March 23, 7 – 9 p.m.  Congressional District 4

March 30, 7 – 9 p.m. Congressional District 2

 

Register for the public hearings in advance at LWVIN.org