For Immediate Release:
Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Columbus, OH — Today, Ohio Democratic Party Chair Elizabeth Walters released the following statement applauding the Ohio Supreme Court decision blocking the GOP-gerrymandered state legislative maps from moving forward. Following the Court’s decision, Chair Walters called on the Republican-controlled commission to finally put politics aside and do the jobs Ohio voters twice overwhelmingly called on them to do – create fair maps reflective of our state.
“Twice, Ohioans overwhelmingly demanded change and fair representation, and I’m glad that the Ohio Supreme Court listened. The Supreme Court today recognized what Ohioans already knew – GOP politicians tried to ram through an unconstitutional map that further rigs the state in favor of one party over another. Now that the Supreme Court has ruled, it’s imperative that the commission actually do their jobs this time and create maps that reflect our state, not a Republican party wish list.”