E-mail from the Indiana Citizens Redistricting Commission:
Will New Maps for Congress and State Legislature Be Good for Voters, or for Politicians? Let the Indiana Citizens Redistricting Commission Know What You Think.
The Indiana Citizens Redistricting Commission is a joint project of AARP Indiana, Common Cause/Indiana and the League of Women Voters of Indiana. Composed of 11 members from across Indiana, the ICRC is diverse, inclusive and representative of voters in our state.
The ICRC will hold public meetings to examine the new congressional and state legislative maps proposed by the 2011 Indiana General Assembly and encourage a public dialogue on how well the new maps fulfill public interest criteria like compactness, preserving communities of interest, protecting minority voting rights and encouraging competitive races. Comments from the public meetings will be compiled and submitted to the legislature.
Public Meeting Schedule:
[li]March 3 – Muncie, Kennedy Library 6:30 – 8:30[/li]
[li]March 8 – New Albany, IU Southeast, University Center North 6:30 – 8:30[/li]
[li]March 10 – Indianapolis, University of Indianapolis, Switzer Student Center 6:30 – 8:30[/li]
[li]March 15 – South Bend, Main Library, Multimedia Room 6:00 – 8:00[/li]
[li]March 22 – Hammond, Purdue-Calumet, Porter Hall, Rm 100 6:30 – 8:30[/li]
[li]March 24 – Fort Wayne, IPFW, Science Building, Rm 185 6:30 – 8:30[/li]
[li]March 29 – Terre Haute, Vigo County Public Library 6:30 – 8:30[/li]
[li]March 31 – Evansville, Central Library, Browning Room B 6:30 – 8:30[/li]
Maps drawn this year will impact elections in Indiana for the next 10 years. The new maps will determine in large part who gets elected and how accountable they will be to voters. The new maps will impact which issues get dealt with, and which issues get ignored. Redistricting has a huge impact on voters – but for too long our voices have been ignored. Come to the public meeting in your area and make your voice heard!
For more information contact Common Cause/Indiana at 317-925-5780,or