The Indiana Citizens Redistricting Commission (ICRC) will demonstrate how the redistricting process in Indiana should be conducted. The ICRC will show 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.
The ICRC held a series of virtual public meetings (listed below) to take public testimony on what redistricting criteria should guide the map-drawing process and to identify communities of interest throughout the state. They will publish a report and send it to the members of the Indiana General Assembly (charged with redistricting responsibilities). The ICRC will also sponsor a map-drawing competition and serve as the judges for that competition. The maps that best fulfill the criteria established through the public testimony and endorsed by the ICRC membership will be awarded cash prizes.
Those maps will also be submitted to the IGA by the All IN for Democracy coalition whose members will lobby the legislature to adopt them, instead of the partisan-drawn maps that will be produced by the incumbent politicians. Our goal is to force the IGA to choose between maps drawn in a transparent manner by a politically balanced group of citizens or the maps drawn in secret by politicians who want to preserve their power. The choice should be clear.
The ICRC is composed of nine members: three Republicans, three Democrats and three members who are neither Republican nor Democrat.
Meetings of the Indiana Citizens Redistricting Commission
Although it will be several months until the Indiana General Assembly has the census data they need to draw new Congressional and state legislative districts, the Indiana Citizens Redistricting Commission (ICRC) held statewide conversations with Hoosiers about the new maps and what Hoosiers want from their new districts.
The ICRC is a diverse and multi-partisan group of Indiana voters that our redistricting coalition, All IN for Democracy, has assembled to serve as a model for how redistricting should be conducted. Their first job was to conduct a series of virtual public meetings in every Indiana Congressional district.
Click on the Congressional District below to view a recording of the ICRC Meeting. Click here if you don’t know your Congressional district.
Watch the Recordings of the ICRC Public Meetings:
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