The Fair Districts petition drive has set a record pace for signatures, relative to other all-volunteer statewide petition drives in Ohio. The coalition still needs many more signatures, but people are willing. Consider circulating a petition book during upcoming holiday gatherings! E-mail if you would like info on how to get involved.
Meanwhile, the petition drive's progress has motivated state legislators to return to this issue, and they have formed a four-member working group. Two recent hearings heard an overwhelming message in favor of fair, bipartisan reform; Dem Club communications co-chair Matt Kuhns testified at one.
You can help by contacting members of the working group, and letting them know that you want a transparent redistricting process that requires bipartisan support for new maps. Contact:
State Representative Kirk Schuring (R-Canton)
State Senator Matt Huffman (R-Lima)
State Rep Jack Cera (D-Bellaire)
State Senator Vernon Sykes (D-Akron)
You can write to all at: The Ohio Statehouse, 1 Capitol Square, Columbus OH 43215