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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  • Deborah Peluso endorsed

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

  • 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”

  • Connie Vaughn endorsed

    “I support Fair Congressional Districts for Ohio because everyone deserves fair elections and for their vote to count.”

  • Lucinda Garmus endorsed

    “Fair congressional districts promote a thriving democracy for all citizens. No partisan politics here!”

  • Judy Williams endorsed

    “I support fair districts because competitive districts produce better candidates. It's just wrong for a state so evenly split between Democrats and Republicans to have districts drawn to result in 12 Republican and only 4 Democrats elected to Congress.”

  • Sandra Allen endorsed

    “I support Fair Congressional Districts for Ohio because I believe voters deserve fair representation no matter who the majority party is.”

  • William Davis endorsed

    “Contribute to saving our democracy. If our vote doesn't count, we cannot regain control. This allows voters to select candidates instead of partys picking voters.”

April 3, 2017

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

  • 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”

  • Connie Vaughn endorsed

    “I support Fair Congressional Districts for Ohio because everyone deserves fair elections and for their vote to count.”

  • Jessica Logan endorsed

  • Lucinda Garmus endorsed

    “Fair congressional districts promote a thriving democracy for all citizens. No partisan politics here!”

  • Judy Williams endorsed

    “I support fair districts because competitive districts produce better candidates. It's just wrong for a state so evenly split between Democrats and Republicans to have districts drawn to result in 12 Republican and only 4 Democrats elected to Congress.”

  • Sandra Allen endorsed

    “I support Fair Congressional Districts for Ohio because I believe voters deserve fair representation no matter who the majority party is.”

  • Stephen L Rueckhaus endorsed

  • William Davis endorsed

    “Contribute to saving our democracy. If our vote doesn't count, we cannot regain control. This allows voters to select candidates instead of partys picking voters.”

  • Edward Sweeney endorsed

  • Judson Dunham endorsed

    “They broke our democracy we need to fix it.”

  • Melanie Valentine endorsed

    “I endorse Fair Congressional Districts for Ohio.”

  • Carol Canavan endorsed

    “I support Fair Districts Ohio because we need to stop letting the politicians choose their voters. We must regain the power of our vote!”

  • Deborah Paris endorsed

  • Jan W. Evans endorsed

  • Mia Lewis endorsed

  • Sara Sampson endorsed

    “I support Fair Congressional Districts because I want a system where we all work together to solve our problems.”

  • william taylor endorsed

    “Rigged elections are fraud. Do the right thing to check and balance the dirty tricks party today.”