Kaptur statement on Ohio legislature’s bipartisan redistricting reform
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), Dean of Ohio’s delegation in Congress, issued the following statement regarding news that the Ohio state legislature passed bipartisan redistricting reform that will now be on the May 8, 2018, ballot for public approval.
“This measure has been years in the making. The people of Ohio deserve credit for keeping the pressure up and getting us this far,” said Kaptur. “This is a good step for our democracy and for the people of Ohio. Fair districts would keep communities together, not stretch them apart creating unnecessary division in our politics. The work is not done, as Ohioans must approve the measure on the May 8th ballot. I am honored to be on the side of ensuring fair maps that foster competition and dialogue instead of backroom dealmaking that sells Ohioans short.”