By Julia Vaughn and Erin Kelley Via Indianapolis Star, read the full story here. Much is at stake with the upcoming mayoral and City-County Council elections, not the least of which is who will control the process to redraw council districts next year. Redistricting in Marion County was particularly contentious last decade, with the new [...]
By Leah Rush Read the story at Huffington Post Chicago Illinois. Indiana. Michigan. Minnesota. Ohio. Wisconsin. Political news coming out of these Midwest states has dominated recent national headlines — everything from throngs of demonstrators in state capitol buildings to absent legislators avoiding votes to presidential hopefuls to a big-haired, former governor on trial (again). [...]
“The bottom line is this: If you’re frustrated with the bitter polarization afflicting American politics, you should be pushing for redistricting reform right now.”
The 2010 Census kicked off the 2011 redistricting season, which determines how electoral district lines are drawn and, ultimately, who gets to represent the public in state capitols and Congress. But, this building-block of our democracy has traditionally been exploited for political gain.
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Draw the Line Indiana is a grassroots effort to give Indiana voters a say in how new Congressional and state legislative districts are drawn in 2011 and into the future. Common Cause/Indiana and the League of Women Voters are the primary groups involved and AARP Indiana and the Downs Center for Indiana Politics at IPFW are providing valuable assistance. Learn more »