NWI Communities Join Effort To Encourage Redistricting Reform

Jun 4, 2018

Hoosiers hold signs in support of getting rid of gerrymandering in Indiana in 2017. They argue gerrymandering is unfair because it doesn’t give both sides of the aisle a chance to be fairly and accurately represented.
Credit NUVO Magazine, Indianapolis

Leigh Morris, a veteran northwest Indiana government and community official and Whiting Mayor Joe Stahura are in the studio along with Susan Duncan of the League of Women Voters Calumet Area, to talk about the grassroots campaign to encourage town and city councils across the state to get their legislators to support redistricting reform. 

So far, 25 city and town councils in the Region have signed onto to a resolution encouraging the General Assembly to change its method of creating boundaries for legislative districts.

Here's the conversation on Monday's Regionally Speaking," beginning with Leigh Morris' explanation of the issue and of the statewide grassroots campaign.