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The data is in, and now the work begins.

Don’t miss the opportunity to make your voice heard as Indiana’s new legislative and congressional districts are drawn. Learn more about the 2011 redistricting process from Sen. Tim Lanane >>

To help engage citizens in this process, the Indiana Citizens Redistricting Commission (ICRC), a joint project of AARP Indiana, Common Cause/Indiana and the League of Women Voters of Indiana, will be hosting a series of public meetings throughout the month of March.

The meetings foster public dialogue on the redistricting process and standards that new districts should be held to, including:

  • Compactness
  • How well they preserve communities of interest
  • Whether or not they protect minority voting rights
  • Extent to which they encourage competitive political races

The ICRC will compile comments from these public meetings and submit them for consideration to the Indiana General Assembly.

Schedule of ICRC Public Meetings

March 3 : Muncie, Kennedy Library 6:30 – 8:30 pm

March 8: New Albany, IU Southeast, University Center North 6:30 – 8:30 pm

March 10: Indianapolis, University of Indianapolis, Switzer Student Center 6:30 – 8:30 pm

March 15: South Bend, Main Library, Multimedia Room 6:30 – 8:00 pm

March 22: Hammond, Purdue-Calumet, Porter Hall, Room 100 6:30 – 8:30 pm

March 24: Fort Wayne, IPFW, Science Building, Room 185 6:30 – 8:30 pm

March 29: Terre Haute, Vigo County Public Library 6:30 – 8:30 pm

March 31: Evansville, Central Library, Browning Room B 6:30 – 8:30 pm

(Printable PDF schedule)

For more information on the ICRC or these meetings, visit www.drawthelineindiana.org or contact Common Cause/Indiana at (317) 925-5780.