Indivisible Wooster Petition Signing at Alice Noble Ice Arena

Indivisible Wooster Petition Signing at Alice Noble Ice Arena

Indivisible Wooster is hosting a DRIVE THRU PETITION SIGNING to get congressional redistricting on the ballot!

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Saturday (6/24) from 1PM – 6PM, and Sunday (6/25) from 9AM – 2PM, Alice Noble Ice Arena parking lot off of Oak Hill Road.

Gerrymandering is the manipulation of political districts to rig the outcome of elections to favor one political party over another. Both Democrats and Republicans have engaged in gerrymandering but this type of map-making reduces voter choices and leads to fewer competitive elections and elected officials who are less accountable to the people.

After every census, voting district maps are redrawn and then approved by the Ohio House, the Ohio Senate and the governor. When one party controls all three branches, maps can be drawn to produce an expected majority in each district and pack voters for the competing party into fewer districts. Ultimately, Gerrymandering allows politicians to pick the voters, rather than the voters picking their politicians.

This week, the Supreme Court of the United States has agreed to hear a case that could render Gerrymandering for partisan gain unconstitutional. Here in Ohio, there is a petition to end this practice and have a bipartisan commission draw the voting districts, which would then be approved by both parties. Ending Gerrymandering will keep communities together and compact and, unlike now, it will require the process be transparent to the public. Those interested in learning more or signing the petition can do so without even leaving the comfort of their car. Just drive through the Alice Noble Ice Arena parking lot off of Oak Hill Road in Wooster THIS WEEKEND.

www.indivisiblewooster.org
www.fairdistrictsohio.org

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