Senate Democrat Leader Vi Simpson (Ellettsville) along with Assistant Leader and Ranking Democrat on Elections, Tim Lanane (Anderson) held a media availability today to discuss a letter received from Senate and House Republicans outlining a schedule of public meetings regarding redistricting. Simpson expressed disappointment over the partisan approach taken by Republicans in the first stages of the redistricting process and reiterated her previous support for an independent redistricting commission.
Watch below as Sen. Simpson and Sen. Lanane respond to the Republican plans and call for more non-partisan action in redistricting.
The audio comments below were recorded during today’s media event as Sen. Simpson and Sen. Lanane replied to questions from Statehouse reporters.
Sen. Simpson’s opening comments:
“Well, we invited you all here today to share a letter…”
Sen. Simpson discussed status of redistricting work on new Senate and House district map:
“We’ve been working to figure out what the demographic changes…”
Sen. Lanane responds to a question about how map proposals could be imported into Indiana by outside interests:
“It’s what you fear. Is Indiana going to be a pawn…”
For more information on redistricting in Indiana visit www.SenateDemocrats.IN.gov/redistricting.htm