INDIANA – Tomorrow, June 17, Common Cause Indiana, the Indiana State Conference NAACP, and the Indianapolis NAACP will host a virtual webinar on the Voting Rights Act and how communities of color are impacted by the state’s redistricting process. A panel of voting rights experts will discuss how redistricting can be used to silence minority voters’ voices at the ballot box.
“Every voter in Indiana deserves to have a voice in our democracy,” said Julia Vaughn, Common Cause Indiana Executive Director. “As Indiana begins its redistricting process, it’s critical that we have a completely independent, bi-partisan process, free of racial discrimination, that gives equal voice to every voter.”
Redistricting, the redrawing of Congressional and legislative districts, occurs every ten years following the decennial Census. Legally, each state is charged with ensuring the new districts comply with the Voting Rights Act. To date, the Indiana General Assembly, the entity responsible for redistricting, has yet to publicly announce the process, timeline, or opportunity for public input.
What: “Packing, Cracking, and Tacking: The Voting Rights Act and Redistricting” Virtual Webinar
When: Thursday, June 17 at 7:30 p.m. EDT
Who: Expert panelists include:
- Ami Gandhi, Senior Counsel, Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights
- Bill Groth, Indiana voting rights attorney
- Rod Bohannan, Indianapolis Attorney and NAACP Indianapolis Leader
Where: Virtual webinar. Click here to register.