Ohio’s congressional map is among the most blatantly gerrymandered in the nation. Gerrymandering is the manipulation of boundaries of an electoral constituency so as to favor one party. It is impossible to make changes in the system when state representation is so lopsided.
Few things we want you to know (and to take action on!):
- Yard signs are ready for pickup. Visit our office to get your own yard side (or share with a friend who lives on a busy street!)
- Make sure you are registered to vote. To cast a ballot in the May primary, you need to register by April 9th. And make sure your teens and grandkids are signed up too. 17 year olds who will turn 18 on or before November 6th can also vote in the May 8th primary. Not sure if you’re registered? Visit here and you’ll know in less than 30 seconds.
- On May 8th, Vote for Issue 1, which would greatly reduce gerrymandering in the state. Not affiliated with any party? You can still vote! Just ask for an issues only ballot.
- Read up! You can learn more about the issue here on Cleveland.com or here on Fair District Ohio. If passed by a simple majority of votes in May, Issue 1 would amend the Ohio Constitution, creating a bipartisan, public process for drawing congressional districts. The proposed changes would take effect for the next redistricting process in 2021, following the 2020 census.
Please contact Rita Rome at RITACROME@GMAIL.COM or 216-896-9906 with any questions.