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Vote YES on Issue 1

Apr 30, 2018, 13:26 PM

The OCSEA State Board of Directors has endorsed a YES vote on Issue 1. Issue 1 is a statewide initiative put on the ballot by the Ohio General Assembly. Issue 1 will appear on the May 8 ballot and will make the process of drawing congressional maps more fair. Currently, whoever controls the General Assembly, controls the map-making process for congressional districts. For the last 28 years, Republicans have controlled this process.

If passed, Issue 1 will put steps in place to ensure the process is less partisan, including bringing in an independent commission when the political parties hit an impasse and other steps to ensure both sides are represented and the process isn’t skewed one way. Activists are continuing to collect signatures for another ballot initiative just in case this one doesn’t pass on May 8.

Download a flier to distribute.

To get educated about Issue 1, read more about it at the links below:

OhioRedistrictingReform.com

Beacon Journal/Ohio.com editorial board: Yes on state Issue 1

Cleveland Plain Dealer: Yes on state Issue 1 for congressional redistricting reform in Ohio: endorsement editorial

Dayton Daily News: What is State Issue 1 on the May ballot?