By Catherine Turcer, Common Cause Ohio
Election Day, May 8, is less than a week away and we need your help getting the word out about Issue 1.
Educate Voters, Increase Turnout for Issue 1
Use this Facebook frame to spread awareness and show support. Print out one of these large posters to put in a car window!
Take part in our Statewide
Honk and Wave to Support Issue 1
Redistricting reformers will be out and about on Thursday, May 3, holding up signs saying, "Honk if you support Redistricting Reform!" etc. We plan to take a ton of photos and blast them out on social media. Alternate date Friday, May 4 if the weather is awful on Thursday.
Hashtags for this statewide event are: #Honk4FairDistricts #YesonIssue1 #FairMaps
Check out his Event Map to see if there are Honk and Waves or other events planned near you. And if you have one planned, please add your Honk4Fair Districts to the Event Map (at the same link).
If you want to help or help connecting with a local group, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out and share this short video with Republican state Senator Matt Huffman and Democratic state Senator Vernon Sykes!
Interested in learning more about Issue 1? Here are some longer videos from recent events:
Ohio Ballot Beat: The Bipartisan Congressional Redistricting Reform Amendment Issue 1 Karen Kasler moderated a panel at the City Club of Cleveland which included Ohio Senate President Larry Obhoff, Ohio Senator Minority Leader Kenny Yuko and Catherine Turcer of Common Cause Ohio.
What is Issue 1? Catherine Turcer of Common Cause Ohio walks through what gerrymandering is and how it impacts elections and how Issue 1 curbs gerrymandering.
Congressional Redistricting Reform Issue 1 Information Session Watch a panel discussion about Issue 1 including Athens County Democratic Chair John Hasley, state Rep. Jay Edwards (R-Nelsonville) and Common Cause Ohio's Catherine Turcer.
Recent Editorials Supporting Issue 1:
Canton Repository, Yes for Issue 1 for Congressional Redistricting Plan, April 30, 2018
Crain's Cleveland Business, Yes on Issue 1, April 29, 2018
Kent Record-Courier, Issue 1 Deserves Your Vote, April 29, 2018
Recent Op-eds and Letters to the Editor Supporting Issue 1:
Cincinnati Enquirer, op-ed, Redistricting Proposal Unites Strange Bedfellows, April 29, 2018
Cleveland.com, op-ed. League of Women Voters Urges Yes on Issue 1 for Ohio Redistricting Reform, April 29, 2018
Dayton Daily News, commentary, Ohio Voters Get to Weigh in on Gerrymandering, April 25, 2018
Thank you for your continued help! We’re almost at the finish line. If you have any suggestions, please send Fair Districts an email or give us a phone call at 614-259-8388.