THANK YOU to all the League members and Fair Districts volunteers for sharing your local stories with the Ohio Legislature's Congressional Redistricting Work Group!
The legislative work group held their
second public hearing
on congressional redistricting on the evening of Wednesday, November 1, and
the room was once again packed with Fair Districts supporters
It was truly heartwarming to hear from so many Fair Districts volunteers from across the state about why they are giving their time to this effort
and how people in their community respond. Watch some of the
if you have time, because they were fantastic.
volunteers' stories were what made both hearings successful. It showed the legislature it's not just good government organizations that care about this issue, but
real people from all walks of life are fed up with rigged districts.
And it was wonderful to see so many Leaguers in the room - from Licking County, Clermont, Mercer, Canton, Greater Cleveland, Athens. A regular LWV meet up!
What's next? We keep the pressure on the legislature by showing them we won't quit until we have real reform! Here's how you can help.
- Contact your state Rep and Senator. We need to reinforce the message we sent the working group by letting each of our legislators know that we expect the Work Group to take all the public input they received and work with us to craft meaningful reform that puts an end to congressional gerrymandering.
- Submit a letter to the editor of your local paper calling on the legislature to pass real reform. The public hearings provide excellent examples of how to frame your message - point to how gerrymandering has impacted your community.
- Keep collecting petition signatures! Early voting this weekend and Election Day next Tuesday are great opportunities to talk with voters about Fair Districts. Sign up here.
Yours in League,
League of Women Voters of Ohio