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October 17 - Redistricting Committee at State House
October 26 - LWV Annual Friend-Raiser
No Lunch with the League in November due to the Veteran's Day Holiday. Please honor veterans by attending one of many local events.
Indiana Senate Candidate Debates
Meet the candidates at a reception following this live event.
Wednesday, October 19th, 6:30 to 8:00pm
Education and Arts Bldg, Room 1011 (1002 Esther St., Free parking)
The event will feature back-to-back debates featuring candidates running in Districts 10 and 8.
District 10 - David Niezgodski (D), Gerard Arthus (L)
District 8 - Mike Bohacek (R), Maxine Spenner (D)
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South Bend School Board Candidate Forum
October 10, 6:30 to 8:30pm
At Large: John Anella, Jasmine Brown, Cory Gathright, David James, Annette Malone, Jeannette McCullough, Karl Nichols, Maritza Robles
District 3: Scott Siler, Leslie Wesley<
Co-Sponsored by the School of Education
Watch the recorded South Bend School Board forum
U.S. House Candidate Debate - Indiana District 2
October 11, 6:30 to 8:00pm
Participants: Ron Cenkush (L), Lynn Coleman (D)
Watch the recorded U.S. House District 2 forum
Indiana House Candidate Debates
Wednesday, October 12, 6:30 to 8:30pm
District 7 - Justin Chupp (R), Joe Taylor (D), James Gillen (L)
Watch the recorded District 7 debate
District 8 - Ryan Dvorak (D), Dick Pfeil (R), No Candidate (L)
Watch the recorded District 8 debate
District 21 -Jodi Buoscio (D), Ethan Legg (L), Tim Wesco (R)
Watch the recorded District 21 debate
The Special Interim Committee on Redistricting Reform The Special Interim Committee on Redistricting will have its final meeting on Monday, Oct. 17 at 1pm in the House Chambers at the Statehouse.
At this meeting, the members will vote on a draft proposal to send to the full General Assembly. This meeting is your LAST opportunity to shape the committee's proposal.
We need your help contacting the committee chair, Rep. Jerry Torr, with our concerns.
The final draft report of the committee can be found here.
While this draft is better than what we currently have, it needs improvement. The good news is that Chairman Torr has said he is open to amendments being adopted at the meeting next week.
Will you contact Rep. Torr, thank him for his hard work, and ask that he give fair consideration to the concerns of the Indiana Coalition for Independent Redistricting?
We are concerned about university presidents having nominating authority. Because our public universities are dependent on the General Assembly for funding, they can't be considered independent of the legislature.
We are also concerned that the draft includes no process for the public to apply for commission membership.
The draft is also very weak in terms of transparency and public participation.
The commission should have a website that makes all of its meetings and materials easily accessible and should also function as the site for Hoosiers to design and submit maps for Commission consideration.
We also certainly hope you can attend the hearing on the 17th!
Meeting location: State House, 200 W. Washington St., House Chamber, Indianapolis.
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Redistricting Reform for Indiana
On September 19, the Indiana Coalition for Independent Redistricting, of which the LWVIN is a co-founding member, presented its recommendations to the Special Interim Study Committee on Redistricting. Key recommendations include:
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