Redistricting reformer Linda Magoto lives in Upper Arlington and helped design a T-shirt that asks the obvious question "What's wrong with this picture?"
Why did you choose “What's wrong with this picture?”
As a concerned voter, I want everyone to know how ridiculous our district lines have become. I wear my shirt to attract attention when I am out in front of public places to gather signatures. I encouraged many people to do the same.
It sounds like you care a lot about congressional redistricting reform?
YES!! I am passionate about getting this issue on the ballot for 2018. We must act now. Whether Republican or Democrat, it is the right thing to do. We want our representatives to listen to us.
I am tired of my representatives not listening to the voters. Frankly, they don't need to listen anymore. Their seats are secure because the district lines have been drawn to give them complete job security. That goes for both parties.
The lines are drawn to benefit the party in the majority. Our voice is totally lost unless we pass a law that requires the following:
1) A new fair process to draw Ohio congressional districts
2) Bipartisan redistricting commission
3) A halt to the secrecy of drawing the district lines
4) Finally, stop the craziness that our current district lines display. WE NEED COMPACT FAIR DISTRICTS!
Our district lines are so unfair that it is difficult to get someone to run in opposition to the current official because the deck is stacked so unfairly.
Do you have any recommendations for people who want to help get signatures to place Fair Districts on the ballot?
Taking a buddy with you makes for a more enjoyable experience, but at times it is not possible. Don't be afraid to go it alone. Currently, I am focusing on local Post Offices, senior centers and retirement homes. I am also connecting with friends in different areas of the state and putting them in touch with someone collecting signatures in their area.
Fairdistrictsohio.org gives me all the current information that I need. IT'S TIME TO COLLECT SIGNATURES!
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