Friends, today's decision by the Supreme Court to uphold citizen-led independent redistricting commissions is a victory for all who want to end rigged elections in America. The case originated with a lawsuit brought by disgruntled politicians in Arizona who didn't like losing their most cherished perk: designing their own destinies. Too bad for them...and hallelujah for democracy!
Now it's time to finish the job. Indiana must not find itself again on the wrong side of history. As a new member of the Special Interim Study Committee on Redistricting, I'll push our “No Politics Plan” with all I've got.
As we celebrate today's win, let's remember what matters most: Independent redistricting commission or not, we MUST get the politics out, to let democracy back in. All political considerations must go -- allowing districts to be compact, competitive and common sense.
Again, thank you for your encouragement and support.