By Catherine Turcer, Common Cause Ohio
Let’s have some fun and get the word out about Issue 1! And then let’s get together and celebrate our hard work slaying the gerrymander on Election Night.
Redistricting reformers across Ohio are making calls, talking to voters, doing honk and waves, handing out yard signs, and so much more, and we are so grateful to all of you for your dedication to this campaign.
In the final week, here are the three things we need you to do:
Join a Honk and Wave: On Thursday May 3, spread the word to voters to tell them to vote Yes on Issue 1. We plan to stand at busy corners and overpasses during lunch hour with Issue 1 yard signs and signs that say "Honk if you support Redistricting Reform!" Look to see if there is an event near you, or tell us if you would like to organize or host your own. We plan to take a ton of photos and saturate social media statewide! This should be fun, and a great way to spread the word in the week before the election. Please use the hashtags #Honk4FairDistricts #YesonIssue1 #FairMaps so that your photos and events will show up in social media searches.
Talk to Voters on Election Day: We need your help on Election Day! Many voters are unaware of Issue 1, and polling is showing that this could be tight! Voters tend to vote "No" when they are unsure about a ballot issue. Your encouragement as they head into the polls could make all the difference.
Sign up to distribute flyers at a polling place near you on Election Day, May 8. Shifts are flexible. Complete the form and we will be in touch to help you find a busy polling place and make sure you have flyers to distribute. Thank you for helping us reach the finish line!
Celebrate with us: Come join us for an Election night Issue 1 watch party in Columbus! Come hang out with other redistricting reformers and celebrate all our hard work slaying the Gerrymander. Have some snacks and watch the election results come in. We have been working on redistricting reform for a very long time. Let's take a few hours to celebrate all of our efforts! The party is from 7:00pm-11:00pm at the Fawcett Center, 2400 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus, OH 43210. More details.
Thanks so much for everything you are doing, If you have any questions or have suggestions, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.