The Fair Congressional Districts for Ohio campaign is committed to ending the hyperpartisan way in which congressional districts are manipulated by the political party in power. When in power, politicians from both major political parties have drawn the district lines to favor their own political party and created uncompetitive "safe seats" for members of Congress.

Our proposed constitutional initiative would transfer authority for drawing congressional district lines from the legislature to the bipartisan Ohio Redistricting Commission, and would allow any Ohio Citizen to propose a plan.  Any plan must have bipartisan support to be adopted, and must strictly follow a series of good-government criteria.

Our initiative would reform congressional redistricting as Issue 1 (passed by 71.5 percent of Ohio's voters in 2015) eliminated the gerrymandering of state legislative districts.

Please contribute generously to this campaign for fair congressional elections in Ohio.


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  • endorsed

    “The only way to save democracy from politicians is to limit their power to manipulate the system. Voters should select candidate not the other way around.”

  • endorsed

    “Issue 1 provides a method to reform the extreme bi-partisanship which has developed in redrawing congressional maps and makes the process transparent. This should result in candidates listening to all their constituents and reducing polarization.”

  • endorsed

    “Lets bring fairness back to the prominence in our system that is reflected in our ideals.”

  • endorsed

    “Our elections are no longer fair. There is no longer one person, one vote. Our districts are manipulated to give our representatives complete job security so now they only listen to their donors-NOT THE PEOPLE OF THEIR STATE. We have a chance to correct this, but the window is short. It must be done now-at the time of the 10 year census.”

  • endorsed

    “Gerrymandering is an intentional and calculated means of insidiously rigging elections, and it's goal is to rig elections in plain sight without making it look like it has rigged elections. It is a very duplicitous means of subverting democracy, and it is a very real danger to undermining the actual voice of the people. It needs to be stopped.”

  • endorsed

    “gerrymandering inhibits the freedom of citizens to express themselves, vote and choose their representatives. It also allows elected officials in safe, gerrymandered, seats, to dismiss their critics and avoid listening to their constituents. They only then need listen to money and lobbyists. That's why I support reform.”

  • endorsed

    “I support Fair Congressional Districts for Ohio because we need to ensure that all elections are truly what the people who vote want and not what politicians (Republican or Democrat) have gerrymandered”

  • endorsed

    “We've lost our democracy; & one of the several reforms needed is to make the redistricting process serve the people, never the parties.”

  • endorsed

    “Fair Districts are essential to maintaining democracy. The people must control the parties - otherwise the parties will control the people.”

  • endorsed

    “I support Fair Congressional Districts for Ohio because one person one vote is the basis of a strong democracy. Gerrymandering voting districts to favor one party over another, effectively decimating the popular vote, is wrong!”

April 3, 2017

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Show your support for this campaign by endorsing it and sharing why!

  • endorsed

    “The only way to save democracy from politicians is to limit their power to manipulate the system. Voters should select candidate not the other way around.”

  • endorsed

    “Issue 1 provides a method to reform the extreme bi-partisanship which has developed in redrawing congressional maps and makes the process transparent. This should result in candidates listening to all their constituents and reducing polarization.”

  • endorsed

    “Lets bring fairness back to the prominence in our system that is reflected in our ideals.”

  • endorsed

  • endorsed

    “Our elections are no longer fair. There is no longer one person, one vote. Our districts are manipulated to give our representatives complete job security so now they only listen to their donors-NOT THE PEOPLE OF THEIR STATE. We have a chance to correct this, but the window is short. It must be done now-at the time of the 10 year census.”

  • endorsed

  • endorsed

    “Gerrymandering is an intentional and calculated means of insidiously rigging elections, and it's goal is to rig elections in plain sight without making it look like it has rigged elections. It is a very duplicitous means of subverting democracy, and it is a very real danger to undermining the actual voice of the people. It needs to be stopped.”

  • endorsed

    “gerrymandering inhibits the freedom of citizens to express themselves, vote and choose their representatives. It also allows elected officials in safe, gerrymandered, seats, to dismiss their critics and avoid listening to their constituents. They only then need listen to money and lobbyists. That's why I support reform.”

  • endorsed

    “I support Fair Congressional Districts for Ohio because we need to ensure that all elections are truly what the people who vote want and not what politicians (Republican or Democrat) have gerrymandered”

  • endorsed

    “We've lost our democracy; & one of the several reforms needed is to make the redistricting process serve the people, never the parties.”

  • endorsed

    “Fair Districts are essential to maintaining democracy. The people must control the parties - otherwise the parties will control the people.”

  • endorsed

    “I support Fair Congressional Districts for Ohio because one person one vote is the basis of a strong democracy. Gerrymandering voting districts to favor one party over another, effectively decimating the popular vote, is wrong!”

  • endorsed

    “I support Fair Congressional Districts for Ohio because gerrymandered districts unfairly influence the U.S. republican form of government.”

  • endorsed

    “I support the Fair Congressional Districts for Ohio campaign because genuinely competitive elections would strengthen U.S. democracy.”