Our mapping competition has ended. We’ll be announcing winners soon!
Since the Legislature chose not to pass legislation creating an independent commission to create legislative district maps, our coalition created an independent coalition ourselves. The Indiana Citizens Redistricting Coalition (ICRC) comprises 9 citizen members*—a diverse, balanced and multi-partisan group of Indiana voters to serve as a model for how redistricting should be conducted (the ICRC has 3 Republicans, 3 Democrats and 3 members who are neither Republican nor Democrat.)
The ICRC’s first job was to conduct a series of virtual public meetings in every Indiana Congressional district. Visit our YouTube page to view the recordings for each Congressional District.
Now that the Indiana Citizens Redistricting Commission (ICRC) has heard Hoosiers’ testimony as to their priorities for Indiana’s new maps, it’s up to the legislature to use the data we collected in a report (below) to create their new district maps. Read the report by clicking the image below (heads up: clicking will launch a PDF).
To compile district maps that reflect Indiana’s updated population, the new district maps must utilize full 2020 Census results. To read more about why that’s the case, please take a look at The Brennan Center article here.
Why are we doing our work?
We are demonstrating how the redistricting process in Indiana should be conducted. The ICRC is showing that a politically balanced group of citizens, working transparently and in cooperation with citizens, can devise districts that will serve the public interest, not the interests of politicians.
Questions? Email us here.