COLUMBUS – We Are Ohio, a citizen-driven, community-based, bipartisan coalition that includes public and private sector workers and employees, and more has announced their endorsement of Issue 1, a constitutional amendment that would end gerrymandering of congressional districts.
“Issue 1 is a bipartisan solution to a problem that affects all Ohio voters: gerrymandering,” said Dennis Willard, spokesperson for We Are Ohio. “We are simply joining a long list of Ohioans who support this amendment. Gerrymandering is a threat to democracy, and must be eliminated so that Ohio voters can rest assured their vote will make a difference. Ohio voters should choose who they elect, not the officials who draw the district lines. Issue 1 will put the power back in the hands of the people where it belongs.”
We Are Ohio formed in 2011 and led the effort to veto Senate Bill 5 by a 62-38 percent margin later that year. We Are Ohio is a citizen-driven, community-based, bipartisan coalition that advocates for working Ohioans.