Action Needed on Redistricting
On Wednesday, January 12, 2022, the Ohio Supreme Court issued a ruling that invalidates the highly gerrymandered state legislative districts that were adopted by the Ohio Redistricting Commission on a partisan basis. In 2015, Ohio voters passed a Constitutional amendment aimed at ending partisan gerrymandering. In a 4-3 ruling, the Court stated that the plan failed to comply with provisions in the Constitution that the Commission attempt to match the statewide voting preferences of Ohio voters.
Over the past 10 years, voters in Ohio have favored Republicans over Democrats by a margin of 54% to 46%. However, the maps adopted by the Commission were drawn to give Republicans two-thirds of the seats in both the House and the Senate. The Supreme Court invalidated the maps on the basis that the Commission did not attempt to correspond closely with Ohioans’ overall voting preferences.
TAKE ACTION: Use the button to urge the members of the Ohio Redistricting Commission to adopt fair maps by sending them email. The Court ordered them to produce new maps within 10 days, so time is of the essence.
Use the button to take action by sending an email to the Redistricting Commission: