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The Allen County AARP Chapter 187 will hold its monthly free educational presentation at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, at The Community Foundation, 555 E.Wayne St., Fort Wayne.

Lucy Hess and Barbara Duch, members of Northeast Indiana League of Women Voters, will present information on redistricting, sometimes referred to as reapportionment. The purpose of redistricting is to equalize the population in representation districts. This impacts affects school board, city council, state legislature, and U.S. congressional districts.

In a statement, the AARP said Hess and Duch will discuss “how gerrymandering, the manipulation of boundaries so as to give one political party a majority, has caused Indiana voters to lose their voice. They will also present a proposed solution.”