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Congressional Redistricting Reform Passes Senate

Redistricting Reform Bill Passed the Senate February 5, 2018! Goes on the May Ballot if House Approves.

From Fair Districts=Fair Elections Coalition:

Tonight, the Ohio Senate (31-0) passed a proposed amendment to the Ohio Constitution that meets the standards our Fair Districts = Fair Elections coalition have demanded from any congressional redistricting reform proposal. We have demanded that:

  1. Both major parties must be meaningfully engaged in the process
  2. Communities should not be needlessly split.
  3. Rule to prohibit gerrymandering or drawing a congressional map to favor or disfavor one political party. 

The proposed amendment that passed the Ohio Senate creates a bipartisan process that strongly encourages both major parties to cooperate and agree on a congressional map that better represents the views of Ohioans.

What does this mean?

  1. We may still want to continue to collect signatures because if this doesn't pass, we would still be able to put the existing proposal on the ballot in November. That will be up to the Coalition partners, but don't hang up your clipboards, yet.
  2. We will need to support and work to get this new amendment passed in May. That is just 3 months from now.
  3. We will need money to pass the amendment and/or continue our work, so please join us for a fundraiser on February 12, 2018.

Fair Districts logoYou Are Cordially Invited to a Fundraiser Hosted by
The Coalition of Democratic and Progressive Organizations of Central Ohio
In Support Of Fair Districts = Fair Elections

Special Guests:
Catherine Turcer, Common Cause Ohio
Richard Gunther, Professor Emeritus, Internationally Respected Expert on Fair Elections

Date: Monday, February 12, 2018
Time: 7 PM - 9 PM
Location: El Arepazo Tapas Bar Grille
515 South High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215

Contribution Levels:
Supporter : $100
Friend: $50
Grassroots: $25

A minimum donation of $25 is suggested, but any amount is welcome.

Please make checks payable to:
​"Fair Congressional Districts for Ohio” or contribute online here


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