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The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan, multi issue political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
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Our next business meeting will be on August 9th, our guest speaker will be Beth Dlug, Allen County Director of Elections. If you wish to attend the August meeting please email us at email@example.com or call us at 260-740-7168 for more information.
Meetings, and membership, are open to all men and women.
Redistricting continues to be of prime importance
Redistricting will impact federal and state elections for the next decade. The Indiana Citizens Redistricting Coalition report documents how the public wants a more transparent process that gives them opportunities to participate, keeps communities of interest together in the same district and divides fewer counties, cities and towns into multiple districts. The ICRC report was sent to the legislature therefore please ask your legislators to take into consider the ICRC report on what criteria is important when drawing the new voting maps. Read the report here.
The next step of the Indiana Citizens Redistricting Coalition is in progress, citizens drawing fair district maps. Districtr has been chosen as the map drawing tool. Currently the 2010 Census data is available on Districtr to allow citizens to practice. As soon as the 2020 Census data is available it will be loaded.
Not sure you have a clear idea of what is at stake? Our redistricting committee, with the help of Access Fort Wayne, have put together a YouTube video called Gerrymandering by the Numbers – Redistricting 2021 Citizen Guide to explain Gerrymandering and Fair Maps. We encourage you to share the video with friends. The “Gerrymandering by the Numbers” video clip using pennies and dimes is from the 2020 film, LINE IN THE STREET produced by Robert and Rachael Millman.
July 16-17 – International Village 10-9
July 24 – Pride Fest at Headwaters Park 11:30-7:00
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