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 first session where we will screen the 35 minute film "Suppressed: The Fight to Vote" about voter suppression in Georgia during the 2018 and 2020 elections on Zoom. The League of Women Voters of LaPorte County and Leigh Morris, former La Porte mayor, 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.