Ohio Democratic Party Screening Committee Votes To Support Issue 1

ODP Executive Committee to Consider Redistricting Amendment at Next Meeting

COLUMBUS – A screening committee that Ohio Democratic Party Chairman David Pepper tasked with reviewing Issue 1, a constitutional amendment on redistricting, today voted to recommend endorsement to the Party’s executive committee, which will meet in the next month to consider the proposal.

“Our screening committee and Party leadership and staff conducted extensive due diligence on this proposal, and we sought input from Democrats across Ohio,” said Ohio Democratic Party Chairman David Pepper. “We have taken this charge incredibly seriously, given this state’s history of gerrymandered districts that have undermined democracy and done a disservice to Ohio voters, no matter their party affiliation. This proposal is no panacea, but it’s a step in the right direction.

“Now our process will move forward, and members of our governing body will meet within the next month to consider the committee’s recommendation and vote on an endorsement of Issue 1.”