NEW ALBANY, September 14, 2021 - The Indiana Ninth District Democratic Party Chair Adam Dickey released the following statement following the release of Indiana Congressional District and State House legislative maps:
“Hoosier spoke out loudly in August demanding a fair, transparent process that allows the citizens of our state to have a clear voice in determining the new lines for our legislative districts. Yet, the Indiana GOP, pushed by their Washington D.C. consultant, seem intent on ignoring these public demands and are moving forward with a process that doesn’t provide adequate opportunity for public discussion. Their process, featuring maps crafted in darkness, reeks of gerrymandering and only serves the GOP’s self-interest.
“It is our fundamental position that voters should choose their legislators, not legislators choosing their voters. These maps will impact the overall growth and development of our state for the next decade. Every Hoosier deserves to live within a fairly drawn district that ensures a strong democratic choice and quality representation. Our Party will continue to advocate for this principle and welcome those who share this goal.”