Join LWVBC in a Writing Blitz on Redistricting
The maps drawn this year will be in effect until 2032! Let that sink in!
Now is the time to let legislators know we want maps to represent voters! Write to Indiana legislators any time. But join LWVBC on specific target dates to show more strength by working together. Target these dates/weeks to send post cards or emails or letters:
- Women’s Equality Day on August 26 (to demand Fair Maps); and
- Constitution Day on September 17 (the birthday of our U.S. government)
Read the ICRC Report to see what Voters want in Redistricting:
Sample Message Themes to Ask Legislators for Fair Maps:
• Redistricting must be fair and transparent
• Stop the Gerrymander!
• Draw the maps so all votes count
• I want to pick my legislator, not be picked by one
• I want to see the maps after they are drawn and before any votes are taken
• Redistricting is not job security for legislators
• Fair Maps ensure Democracy
• Draw the maps incumbent blind
• Protect Democratic principles of Proportional Representation: every vote should be equal
Contact all SEVEN legislators who are responsible for Redistricting by phone, email, postcard, or letter. The mailing address for all Indiana Legislators is 200 W. Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204.
1. Governor Eric Holcomb. To email click on: http://www.in.gov/gov/2752.htm then select "To contact the governor with questions or comments unrelated to the above, click here."
Mail: Office of the Governor, 200 W. Washington St., Rm. 206, Indianapolis, IN 46204
2. Senator Eric Koch - Representing Brown County
Phone: 800-382-9467 or 317-232-9400
3. Representative Chris May – Representing Brown County
4. State Senator Rodric Bray, President Pro Tempore of the Indiana Senate
5. State Representative Todd Huston, Speaker of the House of Representatives
6. State Representative Timothy Wesco, Chair, Elections and Apportionment
7. Senator Jon Ford, Chair, Senate Elections Committee
At the Federal Level, ask Congress and Senate to PASS the For the People Act: HR1/S1.
HR1/S1 creates fair redistricting for Congressional districts. States will still determine how to draw maps for State Senate and House of Representatives, so we need to work for Fair Maps at both the State and Federal levels.
9th Congressional District U.S. Representative Trey Hollingsworth
Address: 1641 Longworth House Office Building, Washington DC 20515
Indiana U.S. Senator Mike Braun
Address: 374 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington DC 20510
Indiana U.S. Senator Todd Young
Address: 185 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington DC 20510
Click HERE for additional talking points on redistricting, courtesy of the Indiana state League.
If you would like to use graphics on redistricting for your correspondence, the state League has many for use: click HERE. The state League also has many resources on redistricting, available HERE.
And finally, printable maps of Indiana districts are available HERE.
- Mail post cards or letters ahead of the date or within the week
- Email on the designated date
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