Tame the Gerrymander! A Discussion of Redistricting Reform

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Are you interested in learning how redistricting shapes the way we as citizens are represented in government? Check out Tame the Gerrymander! It is a local event that will focus on the past and present of redistricting in Indiana, and what citizens can do to bring about change. Mark your calendars.


What: Tame the Gerrymander! A Discussion of Redistricting Reform
When: Saturday, September 22, 10:00 am to Noon
Where: Trinity Episcopal Church, 111 S. Grant St., Bloomington

Every 10 years, after the federal census, state district lines are redrawn. In many states, including Indiana, this redistricting is done by the state legislature. When the result is skewed to favor the majority party, it is called gerrymandering. By reducing competition, discouraging voting, and splintering communities of interest, gerrymandering undermines representative democracy.
 
Julia Vaughn, Common Cause, will be the guest speaker at the informational meeting at Trinity Episcopal Church on redistricting reform. Ms. Vaughn spearheads the Indiana Coalition for Independent Redistricting; her co-chair is Debbie Asberry, League of Women Voters of the United States. This meeting will focus on the current redistricting picture in Indiana, the history of (failed) attempts at legislative reform and, most important, what citizens can do to bring about change.
 
This event is cosponsored by the Compassion, Peace and Reconciliation Commission of Trinity Church and the League of Women Voters of Bloomington-Monroe County. It is free and open to the public. Contact: Judy Granbois, jgranboi [at] indiana.edu