Redistricting Standards Bill Set for hearing Feb 4th

 

Senator Greg Walker has set Feb. 4th as the hearing day for SB105, his bill to create a set of redistricting standards.  Although it’s not everything we want, it gives us a legislative vehicle in play, which is of utmost important. 

We still need to work on getting a hearing for SB91, Senator Ruckelshaus’ citizens redistricting commission bill, so if you haven’t contacted Senator Walker yet, please do so asap at Senator.Walker@iga.in.gov 

Here’s a suggestion for your message, but please feel free to use your own language.

“Senator Walker, Thanks for your leadership on redistricting reform and for bringing back your bill to create redistricting standards – that’s an important part of reform.  But it’s even more important to create a citizens redistricting commission to sever the conflict of interest that exists when legislators draw the lines.  Please give SB91 a hearing.”

 

Redistricting lobby day Feb 4th

 

It’s important that we send a clear message to Senator Walker and the rest of the committee that time is running out for redistricting reform and we want the whole package this year. 

Our plan is to pack the committee room at 10 a.m. with redistricting reform supporters and when the hearing is over, likely around noon, we’ll go across the street to the Indiana State Library for lunch and a legislative briefing.  We’ll brainstorm about ways you can help build support in your community and get your legislators to support reform. The briefing will last until about 2 p.m. 

If you can, make an appointment to meet with your legislator when session adjourns that day.  Please let Julia Vaughn know if you will be attending on Feb. 4th at  jvaughn@commoncause.org

 

Contact

Email Senator Walker  and ask him to support Senator Ruckelshaus’ citizens redistricting commission bill, SB91.

 

Email Senator Walker

Redistricting lobby day Feb 4th

 

If you are in the Indianapolis area and available on the evening of Jan. 30th – we need your help.  Coalition partner Hoosier Environmental Council is sponsoring a phone bank for redistricting from 6:30 – 8 p.m. at the Indiana Interchurch Center at 1100 W. 42nd Street. 

We’ll be calling folks in Senator Walker and Rep. Wesco’s districts to ask them to contact their legislators.  Here’s a link for more information.
https://www.facebook.com/events/393283718117709/    

Hope to see you at the State House on Feb. 4th! 

Thanks for all your help!

 

Meet  with  your legislator Feb 4th

If you can, make an appointment to meet with your legislator when session adjourns on Feb 4, 2019

 

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