Letter: Ohio needs redistricting

In 2015, Ohio passed Issue 1, approving bipartisan redistricting for the General Assembly with an overwhelming 71 percent approval on the ballot.

Now, it’s time we complete the process at the federal level.

Across the state, volunteers are collecting signatures for a ballot initiative that, if approved, will allow an issue on the ballot for bipartisan redistricting reform at the federal congressional level. This is not a partisan issue. Republicans and Democrats alike agree that fair districts equal fair and competitive elections.

Since 2012, Ohio’s congressional races have been perfectly predicted because of unfair districting. Not only is this disadvantageous to a competitive election, but it hurts communities like Lima in so many other ways. To learn more, find out how to get involved, or where you can sign a petition, please visit http://www.fairdistrictsohio.org/

Emily Fisher, Lima

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