Common Cause Wisconsin Shines a Spotlight on Legislators’ Redistricting Views

Posted on July 25, 2014


Common Cause Wisconsin is calling on state legislators to replace the manipulation of legislative districts for partisan advantage with a fair redistricting process.

Wisconsin is so heavily gerrymandered that almost half of the legislators up for reelection in November will face little or no opposition. During the 2013-2014 legislative session, Common Cause helped unite pro-reform legislators behind Assembly Bill 185 and Senate Bill 163, identical bills modeled after Iowa’s redistricting process.

The Iowa model, launched 34 years ago, delegates the boundary-drawing to a non-partisan state entity that does not consider party politics. A list of legislators who support this effort is available here. 

This reform plan has been endorsed by 19 Wisconsin daily newspapers. Thousands of citizens also have expressed their support through letters to the editor, direct communications to legislators, and by attending one of six “reform forums” Common Cause Wisconsin organized throughout the state. Unfortunately, the legislative leadership has so far ignored this outpouring of support and refused to hold even a public hearing on the measure.

Candidates or their representatives who support the reform bills must contact Common Cause Wisconsin at (608) 256-2686, by email or letter at CC/WI, P.O. Box 2597, Madison, WI 53701-2597 to be listed. We will update the list constantly and keep a tab near the top of our website for anyone to see who supports the Iowa Plan. 

Office: Common Cause National, Common Cause Wisconsin

Issues: Voting and Elections

Tags: Redistricting

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