Action You Can Take Today!
The All IN for Democracy coalition continues to work with legislators to attain a fair redistricting process, free from partisan bias. In 2023, you can help by supporting the following bills:
- Creating a Citizens Redistricting Commission: HB1131, sponsored by Rep. Carey Hamilton (D-Indianapolis) would create a citizens redistricting commission for congressional and state legislative redistricting. This bill was first introduced in the Senate in 2018 and was written with substantial input from Common Cause Indiana and the All IN for Democracy coalition.
- Eliminating Straight Ticket Voting: HB1183, sponsored by Rep. Rita Fleming (D-Jeffersonville) would eliminate straight ticket voting in Indiana. Removing straight ticket voting will help prevent drop-off in nonpartisan races and help encourage voters to take the time to research their candidates. Our state is one of just six states that allows the practice of straight ticket voting – it’s time for Indiana to join the majority of states and get rid of the straight ticket option.
As Chairman of the House Elections and Apportionment Committee, Rep. Tim Wesco decides which bills his committee will consider. It’s important that he hears from Hoosiers who want a fair redistricting process and who want candidates elected based on more than which party they align with. You can help get these bills a hearing by emailing Rep. Wesco to let him know that he should make these two bills a priority and get them on the committee schedule as soon as possible.
Suggest that the public deserves full disclosure in order to trust the process. Complacency is not an option; our legislators need to know we are watching the redistricting process and will be following its progress. Click here to find contact information for your legislators.
At the national level, please support:
- The Freedom to Vote/John R Lewis Act. This one act would eliminate gerrymandering, exclude dark money from our elections, stop the revolving door for lobbyists, and restore the most important parts of the Civil Rights Act that make it hard for states to engage in vote suppression tactics.
Send your legislators the Indiana Citizens Redistricting Commission report.
This report summarizes what Hoosiers have to say about redistricting. Click here to view and download.
Join the redistricting movement.
Common Cause Indiana https://www.commoncause.org/indiana/
ALL IN for Democracy https://www.allinfordemocracy.org/
Subscribe to the LWV-BMC newsletter and action alerts.
LWV of Bloomington-Monroe County https://lwv-bmc.org/subscriber (If you are a member, you can go to your profile and select Action Alerts under Interests.)
Present “Working for Fair Voting Maps in Indiana” to your group or organization.
See "Redistricting Reform 101" above for more information.