8 More Counties Plan Referendum on Gerrymandering
51 of 72 counties support non-partisan redistricting, 8 more counties will vote in November.
Those counties are:
- Brown County
- Crawford County
- Door County
- Dunn County
- Iowa County
- Jefferson County
- Kenosha County
- Rusk County
Activists are also working in about a dozen other counties to get such a referendum on their ballots, as well.
To date, 17 counties in Wisconsin have overwhelmingly passed nonbinding referendums to ban gerrymandering and to give us independent, nonpartisan redistricting, like the state of Iowa uses.
And 50 county boards have passed resolutions urging the State Legislature to pass a law to give us fair maps. In some counties the idea was approved both by vote of the county board and by voters via referendum. All told, 51 of 72 counties in the state have endorsed fair maps.
The movement to end gerrymandering has been opposed by Republican legislators and pushed by various groups, overseen by Wisconsin Voices, whose state-wide organizer is Carlene Bechen and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Statement from Senator Erpenbach on The People’s Maps Commission - State Sen. Jon Erpenbach - Jul 9th, 2020
- Gov. Evers Announces People’s Maps Commission Application and Selection Processes - Gov. Tony Evers - Jul 9th, 2020
- 8 More Counties Plan Referendum on Gerrymandering - Matt Rothschild - Jun 29th, 2020
- Op Ed: Jensen Tries to Pre-Rig Redistricting - Matt Rothschild - Jun 9th, 2020
- WILL Wants WI Supreme Court to Take Redistricting Cases First - Shawn Johnson - Jun 4th, 2020
- Back in the News: Scott Walker Loses Again - Bruce Murphy - Apr 29th, 2020
- 51 of 72 Counties Now Back Fair Maps - Matt Rothschild - Apr 15th, 2020
- 23 Advisory Votes on Gerrymandering - Matt Rothschild - Mar 25th, 2020
- City Hall: Ballots Won’t Have Duplicate Gerrymandering Questions - Jeramey Jannene - Feb 27th, 2020
- Did Gerrymandering Kill Medicaid Expansion? - Erik Gunn - Feb 25th, 2020
Read more about Gerrymandering of Legislative Districts here