Stop the GOP Re-Rigging of Our WI Maps!

Meet the new gerrymander, same as the old gerrymander.  Yesterday, Speaker Vos and Majority Leader LeMahieu unveiled their new district maps for the state of Wisconsin, and they’re just as bad as they were last time around: joint committee public hearing on the new maps has been scheduled for October 28 at 9 a.m. Plan to attend the hearing as well as the Wisconsin Fair Maps Coalition press conference prior to the hearing at 8:30 a.m. This will most likely be the only public hearing on the bills. Can't be there?  Please contact your state legislators before the hearing on October 28 and tell them to vote against these re-rigged maps. And urge Gov. Evers to veto these bills if they arrive on his desk.



            Stop the GOP Re-Rigging of Our Maps
 
            The bills were introduced as SB621/AB624 for legislative maps and SB622/AB625 for congressional maps.

            >> joint committee public hearing on the new maps has been scheduled for October 28 at 9 a.m. Plan to attend the hearing as well as the Wisconsin Fair Maps Coalition press conference prior to the hearing at 8:30 a.m. This will most likely be the only public hearing on the bills.

            >> Please contact your state legislators before the hearing on October 28 and tell them to vote against these re-rigged maps. And urge Gov. Evers to veto these bills if they arrive on his desk.

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 If you’re concerned about the rigging of our voting district maps yet again by the Legislature, then I urge you to come to the State Capitol on Thursday, Oct. 28.

            We’re having a press conference on the first floor (not ground floor) of the Capitol Rotunda at 8:30 a.m., and then the joint committee public hearing starts at 9:00 a.m. in Room 412E.

            We hope you can attend the press conference and the hearing.

            You can testify yourself if you’d like, but plan to keep testimony to 2-3 minutes. We ask that you RSVP here so the Wisconsin Fair Maps Coalition can plan for and track testimony--we are already gearing up for an overflow room. Whether or not you choose to testify, you should fill out a hearing slip when you get there and register as opposed. Volunteers will be available to assist.

            The bills are SB621/AB624 for the Legislature’s two maps (Senate and Assembly).

            And the bills for the Congressional maps are SB622/AB625.
 
            All three maps would essentially cement in place the hyper-partisan, uncompetitive maps that we’ve been suffering under since 2011 for another decade! You can view the maps here.
 
           If you cannot make the press conference or the hearing, please email your legislators and urge them to vote no on these bills. View an email directory for Assembly representatives and Senators here.

           You can watch yesterday's Fair Maps Briefing video on Facebook to learn more about preparations for the hearing, including COVID protocols at the State Capitol. The hearing will be live streamed and recorded on WisconsinEye.com.
 
            Thanks for your activism in favor of fair maps and in defense of our democracy!

 

Sent to WNPJ by: Matt Rothschild

Wisconsin Democracy Campaign
Contact: Beverly Speer
Phone: 608-255-4260 
E-mail: wisdc@wisdc.org
Website:  www.wisdc.org
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FAIR MAPS COALITION EVENT:

Let us know that you plan to attend and testify at the Legislative hearing on Thursday, Oct. 28: fairmapswi.com/testify

Mary Kay Baum

608/935-5834

201 Dougherty Ct., Ridgeway, WI 53582

marykbaum@gmail.com

 

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And want to learn more about gerrymandering and maps:

Here's a good explanation of gerrymandering, with images:

https://mailchi.mp/3cdaaef4281a/larson-report-my-voters-by-choice-4882662?e=d1d3cb45ef

Sent to WNPJ by Vicki Berenson

vicki.berenson@gmail.com