Funny how it works. The weather heats up and so does the campaign calendar.
We have a bunch of great events coming up:
- July 22 - Meet Sen. Jeff Merkley & Support our advocate in the Senate, Sherrod Brown
- July 24 - Support and get an update from the Ohio House Democratic Caucus
- July 25 - Learn why Right-to-Work is Wrong for Ohio
- July 26 - Support P.G. Sittenfeld's Re-election
- August 21 - Support our Judicial Candidates
Fair Districts Petition drive Update
The effort to support the Fair Districts Now Initiative is continuing. The coalition has extended the deadline until Sept. 1 and is now aiming for the 2018 ballot (which is probably better anyway). To date, we have 16,000 + signatures in Hamilton County, roughly half of what we need. That is an amazing effort in just six weeks time and we also now have 12 months to finish the job. We need to do so sooner than later though because the validity rate on petitions declines over time. This is no time to quit!
If you can circulate a petition we have plenty at our office, 6109 Webbland Place in Pleasant Ridge. If you are interested there is a training video that explains this issue and the do's and don'ts of circulating petitions which can be seen here.
Our office hours during this petition drive are (at least) Monday through Friday, 10:00 am to 7:00 pm and on Saturdays 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
This is a ballot initiative to change the way Congressional Districts are drawn in Ohio, to end gerrymandering by amending the Ohio Constitution.
The Brennan Center for Justice released a detailed study of gerrymandering around the country. They measured gerrymandering using three different statistical metrics. Ohio was ranked worst in the country in two of the three metrics.
Lets get this done. People have been asking what they can do. Well here is one thing that can be done which is very important. Lets make our votes for Congress count. We cannot let up now!