Ohio Democratic Party Statement on Redistricting Commission Convening This Week
August 2, 2021
Columbus, OH — Today, Ohio Democratic Party Chair Elizabeth Walters released the following statement following the news that the Ohio Redistricting Commission will be convened this Friday. Ohio voters have twice voted for fair representation, a rejection of the GOP gerrymandered maps that don’t allow Ohioans to have their voices heard on critical matters like education, healthcare and voting rights that affect their daily lives. Ohio Democrats will be fighting for fair maps that accurately reflect the will of Ohio voters.
“Every critical issue facing our state comes down to fair districts – from education to the economy to healthcare to voting rights. For too long, Republicans in charge of the process have allowed politicians to choose their voters rather than the other way around. And because of that, our state is more polarized and divided than ever. The best way to serve Ohio voters and to move our state forward on issues important to working families is by creating fair districts that represent the will of the people. And that’s what Ohio Democrats will be working to do,” said Chair Walters.
“Any political gamesmanship that seeks to ignore the will of the voters and push through four-year, partisan maps is unacceptable and will only further delay us from tackling other important issues like education, healthcare and the economy,” Walters continued.