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Ohio’s Congressional Map Was Ruled Unconstitutional. How Will a New Map Affect Future Elections?

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Ohio’s Congressional Map Was Ruled Unconstitutional. How Will a New Map Affect Future Elections?

Ohio could once again become a battleground state. Ruled “an unconstitutional gerrymander,” the state’s congressional map has been tossed out by a federal court, and lawmakers have until June to draw a new one. The ruling came on Friday, May 3 from a three-judge panel of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of […]

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If You Have Time to Protest, You Have Time to Vote

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega If You Have Time to Protest, You Have Time to Vote

(Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in September 2017, but has been updated slightly for 2018.) The political landscape is a hostile scene, full of land mines that hide beneath words like “immigration” and “police brutality.” Set that into a context where uncomfortable facts are fake, the press is the opposition party, and propaganda is […]

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Activists Petition for Ballot Initiative to End Gerrymandering

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Activists Petition for Ballot Initiative to End Gerrymandering

A statewide coalition of more than 30 activist groups is leading the charge against gerrymandering, the practice of manipulating district lines so as to favor one party over another. Fair Districts = Fair Elections is collecting signatures for their petition to create a ballot initiative addressing unfair congressional redistricting in Ohio. The effort follows a […]

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