The majority of Ohioans want their elected leaders to act on climate and protect our environment. But extreme lawmakers continue to ignore the will of the people. These politicians already passed gerrymandered maps. They even attempted to take away our power at the ballot box.
It’s hard to predict what these politicians and lobbyists will do next to thwart Ohio’s democracy. That’s why Ohioans like you — not politicians — are working to end gerrymandering in our state. Here’s how.
The Citizens Not Politicians Ballot Initiative would eliminate the state’s politician-dominated commission for drawing state and federal legislative districts. The constitutional amendment would instead create a 15-member Ohio Citizens Redistricting Commission (OCRC), with members selected by citizens, not politicians. The OCRC would be made up of Democrats, Republicans and independent Ohio voters.
The amendment will:
The amendment and summary can be found at www.citizensnotpoliticians.org/petition.
Thousands of Ohioans across the state are fighting to put the power back in citizens’ hands — and you can join them. The OEC just launched our Democracy & Environment Action Team to protect Ohio’s environment by ending gerrymandering. By signing up today, you can join us to:
The Ohio Ballot Board certified the proposed amendment as one issue, Ohioans can now begin gathering signatures to put it on the November 2024 ballot!
About Citizens Not Politicians: Citizens Not Politicians is a coalition of people and organizations seeking to end gerrymandering in Ohio by removing politicians from the redistricting process and instead empowering Ohio citizens to draw fair and impartial legislative and congressional districts through an open and independent process.