Ford Op-Ed: Gerrymandering Leads to Extreme Legislation

Word Count: 791  Voters should choose their representatives; politicians shouldn't be picking their voters. That's a pretty simple principle. However, in Indiana, our Congressional and State Legislative districts are drawn by the politicians in power, which allows them to pick their voters. When politicians in [...]

2021-09-23T13:00:55-04:00September 3rd, 2021|

Ford and Qaddoura Statement on Redistricting Hearings

INDIANAPOLIS- Senate Elections Committee Ranking Minority Member Senator JD Ford (D-Indianapolis), and Minority Member Senator Fady Qaddoura (D-Indianapolis), released the following statement prior to the first Senate Elections Committee redistricting meeting: "Redistricting plays a huge role in how communities across Indiana are represented in Congress [...]

2021-09-23T13:00:56-04:00August 4th, 2021|

Ford statement on biennial budget

INDIANAPOLIS ─ Today, State Senator J.D. Ford (D─Indianapolis) voted in favor of the state's proposed biennial budget. Indiana's budget is drafted in odd-numbered years and this year's budget will be put in place for FY 2022 and 2023. Sen. Ford offered the following comments on [...]

2021-04-22T16:11:57-04:00April 22nd, 2021|

Ford statement on Chauvin trial

Last night while watching the verdict come in, for a shred of a moment, we collectively shared a sense of relief. After you and I had spent the past year at protests calling for reform, in this trial, a proper verdict was returned. However, I [...]

2021-04-21T15:26:58-04:00April 21st, 2021|
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