League of Women Voters to show documentaries on redistricting reform, voter suppression


To encourage redistricting reform, the League of Women Voters of Indiana will present a three-part documentary series about redistricting reform and voter suppression in Indiana.

The series, which is presented online and free to the public, also will feature Q&A sessions with panelists after each presentation.

 The first documentary in the series aired Jan. 28. Called “The Fight to Vote,” the documentary was by Robert Greenwald. Panelists included Sarah Ferraro of the Calumet League of Women Voters and Olisa Humes, president of the NAACP in Columbus.

The second documentary is “UnCivil War: U.S. Elections Under Siege,” by Tom Glynn. It will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 4. Panelists are Sheila Kennedy, professor of law and policy at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IUPUI; Paul Helmke, former mayor of Fort Wayne, now director of Civic Leaders Center at Indiana University; and Peggy Welch, former state representative.

The third documentary is called “Line in the Street,” by Robert and Rachel Millman. It will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 11. Panelists are Jesse Kharbanda of the Hoosier Environmental Council and Jennifer McCormick, former Indiana state superintendent of public instruction.

The documentaries will be shown on Zoom, and participants must register at us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0rc-2qpz4pHNzfroVQZCT-X4lvk7N7m-ng. The session also will be livestreamed on the LWVIN website, lwvin.org. Recordings also will be available to view after the event.