2021 is the year that US Congressional and Ohio House/Senate districts will be redrawn. Directors of Common Cause Ohio will join us to answer your questions about redistricting in Ohio, including the new rules and processes for drawing both state legislative and federal district lines. Catherine Turcer and Mia Lewis will discuss such topics as:
Apportionment & Redistricting
Ohio’s gerrymandered maps
The redistricting reforms passed in 2015 and 2018
Ohio’s new rules for drawing US Congressional and State Legislative districts
The official timeline for redistricting
How you can get involved and help ensure fair maps for Ohio
Catherine Turcer is the executive director of Common Cause Ohio, a grassroots organization devoted to open and accountable government. As a public interest lobbyist, Catherine promotes access to the ballot and open government at the Ohio Statehouse. She coordinates the Fair Districts = Fair Elections Coalition which worked together to successfully pass state legislative and congressional redistricting reform. She is also on the steering committee of the Ohio Voter Rights Coalition and was the director of Ohio Citizen Action's Money in Politics Project for 15 years. In 2006, Catherine received the Spirit of Democracy Award from the Ohio Secretary of State.
Mia Lewis is associate director of Common Cause Ohio. She joined Common Cause during the push to pass 2018’s anti-gerrymandering Issue 1, coordinating teams across Ohio to push for a “Yes” vote. Mia comes from an organizing and educational background, and is passionate about protecting and expanding the right to vote.
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