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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  • Water Wright 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.”

  • Amanda and Gary Sebrosky 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”

  • Dave Huntsman endorsed

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

  • Wendy Deuring endorsed

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

  • Mary L Sutphin 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!”

  • Richard Arndt endorsed

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

  • Peter M. Shane endorsed

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

  • Javan Robinson endorsed

    “Because Everyone matters!”

  • Cheryl Moeller-Liniman endorsed

    “The Congressional districts here are unfairly drawn, which assures Republican wins, even though there are a majority of Democrats here, especially in Cuyahoga Country. Too many actions have been taken by Republicans to suppress and restrict voting and to control the outcome of elections in their favor.”

  • Robert Allington endorsed

    “Gerrymandering needs to stop. Just look at your Congressional/Senate districts. Look at the mapping, does it look fair to you ?”

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  • Ronald & Christina Price endorsed

  • Water Wright 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.”

  • Belinda Brown endorsed

  • Amanda and Gary Sebrosky 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”

  • Dave Huntsman endorsed

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

  • Wendy Deuring endorsed

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

  • KRISTINE BRYAN endorsed

  • Julianna Johnston Senturia endorsed

  • Karen Miller endorsed

  • Frederick Peter Seidel endorsed

  • Mary L Sutphin 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!”

  • Richard Arndt endorsed

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

  • Jarrod Maistros endorsed

  • Peter M. Shane endorsed

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

  • Hannah Valdez endorsed

  • Besan Abu-Joudeh endorsed

  • Javan Robinson endorsed

    “Because Everyone matters!”

  • Kyle Melton endorsed

  • Cheryl Moeller-Liniman endorsed

    “The Congressional districts here are unfairly drawn, which assures Republican wins, even though there are a majority of Democrats here, especially in Cuyahoga Country. Too many actions have been taken by Republicans to suppress and restrict voting and to control the outcome of elections in their favor.”

  • Deborah Hunter endorsed

  • Robert Allington endorsed

    “Gerrymandering needs to stop. Just look at your Congressional/Senate districts. Look at the mapping, does it look fair to you ?”

  • Brinda Copsey endorsed

  • Thomas Wingert endorsed

  • David Simmons endorsed

  • Deborah Peluso endorsed

    “It is time for reform. The people should choose their politicians, not the other way around!”

  • Barbara Hykes endorsed

  • Catherine Becker endorsed

    “I support Fair Congressional Districts for Ohio because I want to see an end to gerrymandering in Ohio.”

  • Susan Taft endorsed

    “If the principle of "one person one vote" is to be realized, it requires a level playing field, i.e. a structure of fair districting. Without fair districting, some votes count not at all while others count multiple times.”

  • Mark and Marilyn Stockstill endorsed

    “Gerrymandering by any party "in power" allows it's representatives to ignore or even listen to the will of the majority voters—thereby enabling those representatives to advance narrow unpopular party objectives without fear of voter removal from office.”

  • james ebert endorsed

    “It will lead to more democratic choosing of our elected representatives”