By Tony Mason, President & CEO of the Indianapolis Urban League and Jane Henegar, Executive Director of the ACLU of Indiana

**This op-ed was originally published in the IndyStar.**

Very soon, state lawmakers will begin redrawing Indiana’s congressional and legislative district maps. While some states task independent commissions to draw these maps every ten years, this consequential work in Indiana falls to the legislators themselves.

Public hearings will be taking place in August throughout the state.

District lines determine whose voices are heard, shaping our lives and our communities for the next decade...