From The Indiana Lawyer: Improving civic education by informing Hoosier voters, The Indiana Citizen is preparing to launch 2022 voter guide

By Marilyn Odendahl The Indiana Lawyer August 31, 2022 As midterm elections approach, The Indiana Citizen, an initiative focused on voter participation, is shifting its efforts from getting more Hoosiers to the polls to providing information on candidates, issues and registering people to vote. Bill Moreau, former Barnes & Thornburg partner and co-founder of The […]

ANALYSIS: Without redistricting reform, democracy will continue to erode like a Lake Michigan beach

This analysis by Julia Vaughn, executive director of Common Cause Indiana, was originally published by the Indiana Capital Chronicle  and is republished according to Indiana Capital Chronicle republishing guidelines. My family is fortunate to have a cottage in Northwest Indiana, near Lake Michigan, and I’ve come to understand that the lake plays an integral role in […]

Redistricting reformers announce members of independent citizens panel to propose new city-county maps

UPDATE: The Indianapolis Citizens Redistricting Commission, an independent, politically balanced group formed to propose redistricting maps for the Indianapolis City-County Council, has announced its members. Like the Indiana Citizens Redistricting Commission formed in 2021 to propose maps for the Indiana General Assembly’s redrawing of the state’s congressional and legislative districts, the Indianapolis commission will be […]

Redistricting reformers announce members of independent citizens panel to propose new city-county maps

UPDATE: The Indianapolis Citizens Redistricting Commission, an independent, politically balanced group formed to propose redistricting maps for the Indianapolis City-County Council, has announced its members. Like the Indiana Citizens Redistricting Commission formed in 2021 to propose maps for the Indiana General Assembly’s redrawing of the state’s congressional and legislative districts, the Indianapolis commission will be […]

Commentary: How redistricting congressional districts can undermine majority rule

This analysis, written by Marjorie Hershey, professor emeritus of political science at Indiana University, was first published in The Conversation,  a Massachusetts-based independent, nonprofit news organization. It was adapted and republished, with an Indiana-specific introduction by Professor Hershey, in the Bloomington-based Limestone Post, under a Creative Commons license, and is republished here with the permission […]

Commentary: How redistricting congressional districts can undermine majority rule

This analysis, written by Marjorie Hershey, professor emeritus of political science at Indiana University, was first published in The Conversation,  a Massachusetts-based independent, nonprofit news organization, under a Creative Commons license. It was adapted and republished, with an Indiana-specific introduction by Professor Hershey, in the Bloomington-based Limestone Post, and is republished here with the permission […]

John Krull commentary: ‘Talk to the hand’ is lawmakers’ response to the public on redistricting and other issues

If you want to understand why government in our country is so often lost, ineffectual and misguided, just look at what’s happening in our Indiana General Assembly. And, by the way, it is our—meaning it belongs to the citizens of this state—General Assembly. More on that in a moment. So far this session, we’ve seen […]

Despite the rush, maps from Monroe County’s bipartisan redistricting are well-received

What if politicians redrew election district maps and both Republicans and Democrats were happy with how it went? That seems to be the case in Monroe County, where county commissioners recently approved districts that were recommended by a bipartisan local redistricting committee. “It worked really well,” Democratic commissioners’ president Julie Thomas said. “I cannot say […]

Despite the rush, maps from Monroe County’s bipartisan redistricting are well-received

What if politicians of both parties worked together to redraw election district maps, and both Republicans and Democrats were happy with how it went? That seems to be the case in Monroe County, where county commissioners recently approved districts that were recommended by a bipartisan local redistricting committee. “It worked really well,” Democratic commissioners’ president […]