Redistricting Commission Releases Schedule for Regional Hearings
The Ohio Redistricting Commission has released a schedule of ten regional hearings around the state from August 23-27. The hearings provide an opportunity for the public to provide input to the Commission tasked with redrawing district lines for the Ohio General Assembly.
Ohio voters twice passed redistricting reform measures. Fair districts are vitally important and Ohio citizens should be provided with ample opportunities for meaningful input in the process. For too long, partisan gerrymandering has subverted our democracy.
OEA urges our members to participate in these public hearings. We note that the bulk of the public hearings take place during the school day at the beginning of the new year making attendance difficult for many of our members. However, the Commission will accept written testimony from those unable to appear in person. The hearings are as follows:
|Monday, August 23||9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.||Cleveland|
|Monday, August 23||2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.||Youngstown|
|Tuesday, August 24||9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.||Dayton|
|Tuesday, August 24||2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.||Cincinnati|
|Wednesday, August 25||9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.||Zanesville|
|Wednesday, August 25||2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.||Rio Grande|
|Thursday, August 26||9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.||Lima|
|Thursday, August 26||2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.||Toledo|
|Friday, August 27||9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.||Akron|
|Friday, August 27||2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.||Mansfield|
If you have an interest in testifying (either in person or submitting written testimony), contact Robert Davis in OEA Government Relations firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.