“It’s not the issue I care about most, but it is the issue I must care about first.”
Gerrymandering is described as the system for politicians to choose their voters rather than the other way around. It fosters political extremism, low voter turnout, gridlock and politicians who respond to contributors instead of the voters they represent. It’s been called an “incumbency protection racket.” Indiana is one of the States most plagued by non-competitive districts. It is critical that the Legislature takes action this session. Voters have to come together to demand action.
But what can I do?
Learn how to be an activated citizen for re-districting reform and have fun doing it! Debbie Asberry, past 1st Vice President of the League of Women Voters Indiana (LWVIN) and currently LWVIN Redistricting Advocate, will lead a how-to session for hosting redistricting house parties. Debbie will provide the specific steps and tools to host a party that builds a network of educated citizens ready to take action for support of a representative democracy.
Click here to register. The training is free but space is limited. Come prepared to take action.
Where: Fellowship Hall
St. Luke’s United Methodist Church
Sponsored by St. Luke’s Inclusion and Social Justice Ministry