Last November, Ohioans overwhelmingly supported state legislative redistricting reform. Issue 1 of 2015 passed by more than 71% and won in all 88 counties. But that was only Part 1, now we need to pass Part 2 to extend new Fair Districts rules to Congress too.
Unfortunately, Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) has described state legislative and congressional redistricting reform as "apples to oranges" and suggested that Ohioans should wait another decade or more to see how Issue 1 of 2015 works.
Let's remind Speaker Rosenberger that Ohio voters spoke loud and clear last November that we want Fair Districts and urge him to put congressional redistricting reform on next year's ballot. There are already bills pending (SJR2 in the Senate and HJR2 in the House) that the legislature could take up when they return after the election. Ohioans are tired of waiting; we deserve fair districts and elections now.
What will we do on Virtual Lobby Day for Congressional Redistricting Reform?
If you have 5 minutes -- Contact Speaker Rosenberger's office by phone at 614-466-3506 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Tell him that it's time to end congressional gerrymandering, and as an Ohio voter you want fair districts and fair elections for Congress too.
If you have 10 minutes -- After you take action, forward this to friends and encourage them to call too.