Month: December 2017

Contact Lawmakers Today To Support Redistricting Reform

“Gerrymandering has created an absurd reality, where politicians now pick their voters instead of the voters picking their politicians.”
– Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger


As we draw closer to the January 3rd start of the 2018 General Assembly, I wanted to ask for your assistance with one of the core issues that we have worked on over the last several years- Redistricting Reform. Sen. John Ruckelshaus (District 30-R) has filed his final version of the bill (SB159) and we expect it to be sent to the Senate Elections Committee for a possible hearing. Attached please find the final version of the bill: SB 159 (Redistricting).

The first steps in moving this legislation along the path to passage are 1) Keeping Sen. Ruckelshaus focused on pushing for a hearing in the Senate Elections Committee. 2) Encouraging Sen. Elections Chairmen Greg Walker ( District 41-R) to give the bill a hearing. Sen. Ruckelshaus has a number of bills he is offering this session so we must encourage him to prioritize SB159. Sen. Ruckelshaus has repeatedly stated that Redistricting Reform matters to him and his constituents. Sen. Walker has been non-committal as to whether he supports SB159 and whether it should be given a hearing. Please use the contact information below to contact these lawmakers and help us get this important legislation a hearing. It is also never too early to write, call or email other lawmakers asking for their support for Redistricting Reform. If your lawmakers already support SB159 reach out to them as well. Please ask them to commit to making passage of SB159 a legislative priority of theirs this session.

Sen. John Ruckelshaus
200 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(800) 382-9487
(317) 232- 9400

Sen. Greg Walker
200 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(800) 382- 9467
(317) 232-9984

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