Yard signs will be available from the League of Women Voters of Ohio by April 11. Reserve yard signs today.
Issue 1 has now been officially endorsed by both the Ohio Democratic Party and the Ohio Republican Party. I wanted to draw your attention to a line from last Sunday’s op-ed by Former Governors Bob Taft and Ted Strickland:
“We both give tremendous credit to the citizens’ groups in Ohio who formed the Fair Districts = Fair Elections coalition after years of frustration with the current mapmaking process. Their efforts to push for a ballot initiative establishing a bipartisan redistricting commission sparked action among Ohio’s elected leaders.”
The Primary Election is quickly approaching and two new organizers have joined the Fair Districts = Fair Elections Team.
Mia Lewis who has collected more than 3,000 signatures has been hired as Common Cause Ohio’s Campaign Coordinator. She is helping organize the important activities that will help educate voters about Issue 1. Many of you have likely heard from her already. She is working with regional leaders to come up with plans to distribute information about gerrymandering and Issue 1 at events and at the polls.
In addition, Michaela Hahn Burriss, formerly of the Small Business Majority, has been hired by Represent.US to organize 24 phone banks around the state of Ohio.
Please help me welcome Mia and Michaela and, if you haven’t already please, sign up today to help get the word out about Issue 1. You can also search for and post events related to Issue 1 at this Campaign Event Map.
Yard signs will be available from the League of Women Voters of Ohio by April 6. Reserve yard signs today.
Got petitions? Please return signed petitions by April 12. The address at Petition Central is: 35 E. Gay St., Suite 404, Columbus, Ohio 43215. We need to have an updated signature count.
Gerrymandering took center stage at the US Supreme Court last week. On March 28, the highest court considered a Democratic gerrymander. Maryland officials denied that any gerrymandering occurred. But even if it did, they maintain, the courts should not address gerrymandering because there are no manageable standards for them to use to determine when partisan gerrymandering goes too far. It was not clear from the argument on Wednesday which direction the Supreme Court is heading. Justice Stephen Breyer went so far as to propose that the court should hold another argument not only in the Maryland and Wisconsin partisan-gerrymandering cases, but also in the North Carolina partisan-gerrymandering case that is currently on hold for the first two cases. To learn more about click on this link: Benisek v. Lamone.
Reminder: April 9 is the voter registration deadline for the May 8 primary. Verify and update your registration today at myohiovote.com.
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