The committee Citizens Not Politicians today released the following statement in response to the Ohio Attorney General’s decision to reject for a second time the petition summary for the proposed amendment to end gerrymandering in Ohio by removing politicians from the process and empowering citizens:
“We are disappointed and frustrated that the Attorney General has chosen to reject our petition summary for a second time. We adjusted our summary language as the Attorney General requested on the first submission, and we know our summary language was accurate. But we will collect new signatures to refile again. The people of Ohio are fed up with our broken redistricting system. It’s long past time to put citizens, not politicians, in charge of map drawing, require that maps be fair, and require that maps be drawn in an open and transparent process that protects voters.”
The amendment and summary can be found at: www.citizensnotpoliticians.org/petition.