Voter Protection Project Endorses Mara Candelaria Reardon in Indiana’s 1st Congressional District

Voter Protection Project Endorses Mara Candelaria Reardon in Indiana’s 1st Congressional District

WASHINGTON — Today, April 29th, 2020, the Voter Protection Project is announcing their endorsement of Mara Candelaria Reardon in Indiana’s 1st Congressional District.

Founded in 2019, the Voter Protection Project is a leading political arm working to end partisan gerrymandering and voter suppression across the country. In light of the Supreme Court’s Rucho v. Common Cause ruling last year, which stated that federal courts cannot regulate partisan gerrymandering, VPP has been taking the fight to Republicans state-by-state supporting candidates for office at the federal and state levels that are champions for voter equality. 

As a 12-year state representative, Mara Candelaria Reardon has been an advocate for fair redistricting in Indiana and signed onto the Common Cause pledge, which aims to uphold transparent and non-discriminatory redistricting across the country. She’s also chair of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials, a national organization dedicated to civic engagement and voting rights. 

“Mara Candelaria Reardon is exactly the kind of spirited fighter we need in Congress,” Voter Protection Project President Matt Liebman said. “While Republicans in Indiana have been working tirelessly to suppress votes and gerrymander districts across the state, Mara has been a staunch defender in expanding the right to vote and establishing fair redistricting here in Indiana and across the nation. The Voter Projection Project is proud to endorse Mara Candelaria Reardon in this race.”

The contrast could not be more clear, as Candelaria Reardon has been working to protect local voting rights and revamp Indiana’s redistricting procedures, local Republicans in the state have continued to suppress voters and attempt to keep control of redrawing the district maps.

“There’s nothing more vital to the health of our democracy, especially during this time of crisis, than ensuring fair and equal voting access for all Americans,” said Candelaria Reardon, who is also Chair of the Indiana House Democratic caucus. “I’m honored to have this recognition and support from the Voter Protection Project.”

The retirement of Congressman Pete Visclosky has triggered the competitive contest for who will next represent Indiana’s 1st Congressional district. The Voter Protection Project plans to put their full weight behind Candelaria Reardon’s candidacy.

To learn more about the Voter Protection Project, visit protectvoting.org.

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