The 2020 Census tells us who we are and where we are going as a nation. It is mandated by Article I, Section 2 of the Constitution and takes place every 10 years.
The data collected by the census will determine the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives. According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, the need to provide data for political representation, as prescribed by the Constitution, remains the primary purpose for conducting the decennial census of population.
Indiana explicitly requires that federal census data be used for legislative redistricting, but it does not use explicit language when addressing congressional redistricting.
In this series of community conversations we will screen a film and then have a Q&A to discuss topics related to redistricting.
Join us at this third and final Zoom session where we are screening the 30 minute film "Line in the Street" which is a documentary about a landmark anti-gerrymandering legal case in Pennsylvania. The League of Women Voters of LaPorte County, former La Porte Mayor Leigh Morris, and one of the film's creator's, Bob Millman, will join us for a short Q&A session afterward about why redistricting is important!
Attendees can join on their computer, tablet, or phone. Instructions for joining these meetings and for adding the Zoom links to your personal calendar are included in your event registration email.