The Ohio General Assembly is finally taking up congressional redistricting! The legislature's redistricting working group has announced two dates when they will hear public testimony on congressional redistricting reform at 10:00 am on Thursday, October 26 and at 6pm on Wednesday, November 1 and we want you to be there. Both sessions are in Room 313 of the Ohio Statehouse.
Thanks to thousands of committed Fair Districts volunteers across the state collecting over 152,000 signatures, the legislature is taking Ohioans’ desire for meaningful redistricting reform seriously, forming a bipartisan working group to consider the issue. The Fair Districts coalition has always supported a legislative solution, provided it includes elements to ensure a fair and bipartisan process, but we need to be visible at these meetings to remind legislators of the will of the people they represent.
That’s why we are asking you to come to the Statehouse on Oct. 26 and Nov. 1, decked out in all your best Fair Districts shirts, buttons, bags, and spirit!
The legislature will also be hearing from members of the public about why redistricting reform is so important, and why it should feature key elements the Fair Districts = Fair elections coalition supports. If you feel strongly about this issue and can express why it matters to your community, you might be a great person to testify! Tell us about yourself and why you are committed to slaying the gerrymander and someone from the campaign may be in touch about presenting testimony, in person or in writing.
If you have questions about the legislative hearing please send an email to email@example.com or call 614-259-8388.
If you can’t make it to Columbus for either of the forums, don’t despair – you can still take action!
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