League of Women Voters of Bloomington-Monroe County encourages voters to learn about redistricting

INDIANA – The League of Women Voters of Bloomington-Monroe County, a nonpartisan organization that encourages informed and active participation in government, has been working on the issue of reforming the process used to reconfigure Indiana’s state and Congressional election districts for several years.

The aim of this effort has been to increase public understanding about redistricting – what it is, why states do it, and how it affects citizens and voting. Working together with a group of local partners, the League created a 34-minute video presentation that explains the nuts and bolts of redistricting.

The video, “Working for Fair Voting Maps in Indiana,” is now available to the public. It can be watched individually at https://vimeo.com/558293921, or it can be viewed as part of a small or large group presentation by contacting redistrict1@lwv-bmc.org. Scheduled presentations include a Q&A session with one or more of the presenters: Jim Allison, Ben Brabson, Andrea Kleesattle and Shulana Kpabar.

The League and its local partners, The Leagues of Women Voters of Brown County and of South-Central Indiana, the Bloomington Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., the Monroe County Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the Monroe County Chapter of the National Organization for Women, and Reverse Citizens United, encourage everyone to watch this video and then contact their state senators and representatives urging them to support drawing fair election district maps for Indiana in 2021.

Linda Hanson

“Why support fair maps? Because redistricting will affect how we vote, where we vote, and who will be on our ballot for the next decade,” according to Linda Hanson, Co-President of the League of Women Voters Indiana. “Such an important democratic process requires more than a behind-closed-doors meeting. Hoosiers deserve to have a process that is fair, transparent, and accountable to the people.”