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Issue 2: New Ad. Issue 2 Cited in Huffington Post

The Huffington Post listed Issue 2 among their Ten Ballot Measures to Watch in the 2012 Election.

See the Issue 2 ad!

 

Should Ohio voters approve State Issue 2?

Yes: Plan would help make drawing of legislative districts more fair

By  Jack D’Aurora

Columbus Dispatch, October 15, 2012

Issue 2 is taking a lot of heat. It calls for replacing the apportionment board — the governor, state auditor, secretary of state and two members of the legislature — with a nonpartisan commission to draw state legislative and congressional districts. Is Issue 2 as bad as the critics say?

The commission would consist of 12 members and be re-established after each federal 10-year census. Anyone who, within 10 years of applying to be a member, served as a federal or state official, or was an employee of the Ohio legislature or U.S. Congress, or was a state agency director or paid lobbyist, is ineligible. The same goes for anyone who, within five years of applying, was a political candidate, campaign consultant, political party employee or made more than $5,000 in political contributions in a two year period.

Read more at the Columbus Dispatch.

 

2012 Redistricting Petition Drive

If you care about fair and balanced elections, you need to care about the citizen-initiated Redistricting Movement and support it with your time and money. The obscene gerrymandering that has gone on for far too many years has resulted in district geographies that defy sensible representation -- a situation that must stop now.

Issue 2

Steps to fairer districts:

1. Get enough petition signatures to place an issue on the November 6, 2012 ballot. DONE!

2. Learn more by reading our FAQ on redistricting and gerrymandering and visiting Voters First Ohio.

3. Educate voters about ISSUE 2 and encourage them to vote YES. Hint: We need money and bodies to spread the word! See the ad!

4. VOTE YES on ISSUE 2!

Sadly, this issue failed on November 6th. We are now stuck with badly gerrymandered districts until the next Census. Or until we can convince our fellow Ohioans to embrace progressive ideas.

Ending Gerrymandering in Ohio -- Next UAPA Meeting August 21

Come learn more about the amendment intended to end gerrymandering, and what it means for the voters of Ohio at our next monthly membership meeting on Tuesday, August 21 as we welcome Dick Gunther of Voters' First. We'll be meeting at 7:00 p.m. at the Upper Arlington Public Library, 2800 Tremont Road, Upper Arlington.

Action Alert: Five Days Left to Change Ohio.

We have just 5 days left to make history in Ohio by putting citizens in charge of Fair Districts.

In response to heavy interest from thousands of Ohioans, Voters First has just opened new signing locations all across the state. It is now easier than ever to find a location to sign a petition and get involved.

Franklin County Democratic Party's Third Friday Luncheon July 20

Come learn about "The Citizen's Redistricting Project" next Friday, July 20, 2012, at the Franklin County Democratic Party's Third Friday Luncheon. The guest speaker with be Professor Daniel P. Tokaji, a noted authority on election law and voting rights. The luncheon will be held at The River Club at Confluence Park, 679 W. Spring Street, Columbus, 43215. The cost is $16, and is payable at the door with only cash or check, no credit cards.

Time is Running Out! We Need Your Signature by July 1!

Imagine 10 more years of rigged Republican districts that virtually guarantees Republican one-party rule in Ohio for the next decade. Let that sink in.

That's what the currently redrawn district map virtually guarantees --- one-party Republican rule in Ohio through 2020. It's as simple as this:  unless this redistricting petition gets enough signatures to get on the November ballot, Ohio Republicans will have the upper hand at the state and federal levels. The only recourse to challenge their misguided legislation will be an endless 10 more years of petitions, ballot issues and fund raising for long-shot Democratic candidates.

If you signed a petition last fall, you have not signed this current petition and we need your signature! Click 'Read More' to see where you can sign the petition:

Canvass for Fair Voting Districts on Saturday June 9th!

This Saturday people all across Ohio will be hitting the streets, fighting for fair voting districts. Help put voters first by canvassing for signatures on June 9th at either 10 AM or 2 PM (or both if you’re a rock star!). Meet at 1395 Dublin Rd.

Reform Redistricting - Sign the Petition!

The background: Nonpartisan, good government organizations in Ohio have proposed a constitutional amendment that would reform Ohio’s redistricting process. With enough support this issue can be on this November’s ballot, so that Ohio’s voters can decide.

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