State Representative Joe Miller (D-Amherst) penned an Op-Ed in the Lorain Morning Journal last week, in which he called on the Ohio Redistricting Commission to draw fair districts that empower Ohio voters to choose their leaders.
Full text of Rep. Miller’s Op-Ed: Reforming our districts to get Ohio back on track
“There’s so much at stake because we know that when we draw maps, we choose what hospitals, schools and resources are funded in our neighborhoods and communities. What we do in the coming weeks will shape our state’s future for the next decade or more,” wrote Rep. Miller.
“Renewing our promise as an opportunity state, the kind of place where people want to move to find a good paying job, go to school, start or grow a business and raise a family, means restoring government that works for the people with commonsense policies that reflect our values by expanding opportunity, investing in our children’s future and growing good paying jobs.”
Voters overwhelmingly decided to create the bipartisan Ohio Redistricting Commission in 2015, which is required to release a proposed legislative map by Wednesday, September 1.