Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Public Meetings on Redistricting Maps: This is Your Chance to Speak Up

The public is invited to attend meetings across the state to voice their thoughts on the redistricting process that will determine the boundaries of federal and state legislative districts for the next ten years. This is your opportunity to weigh in with legislators in person and tell them that you want to see a fair and bipartisan approach to redistricting that stops the out-of-control gerrymandering of our current district maps.
Meetings will be held across the state starting in Lafayette this Friday, August 6 and concluding with a final meeting at the Indiana Statehouse on Wednesday, August 11. The complete schedule of meetings is as follows:

North – Friday, Aug. 6 and Saturday, Aug. 7 at the following Ivy Tech campuses:
Lafayette | 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Aug. 6
Valparaiso | 3-5 p.m. CDT Friday, Aug. 6
Fort Wayne | 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 7
Elkhart | 4-6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7

South – Friday, Aug. 6 and Saturday, Aug. 7 at the following Ivy Tech campuses:
Anderson | 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Aug. 6
Columbus | 4-6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 6
Evansville | 9-11 a.m. CDT Saturday, Aug. 7
Sellersburg | 4-6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7

Central – Wednesday, Aug. 11 at the Statehouse
Indianapolis | 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11 in the House Chamber at the Indiana Statehouse
If districts aren't fairly drawn, you will not be able to hold your politician accountable for their votes on issues that matter to you. Powerful special interests and big donors are the only ones who will count.

If you would like suggestions on what to say at the meetings, Common Cause Indiana released a report summarizing the public forums they hosted where Hoosiers weighed in on what they want to see from redistricting this year. The report provides a list of major concerns and district-by-district recommendations to achieve fair representation through the redistricting process.

Details on the room number for the above meetings and live streams of the events will be available online. Although room numbers are not yet posted, you will find that information at the link above when it is decided.

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