Updates on Public Hearings from the Ohio Redistricting Commission and More

On Monday evening, 8/16/2021, we held a Q & A with Catherine Turcer on Redistricting in Ohio. Below please find all the links and follow up information you need!

Click on the links to see the slides and listen to the recording.

Here is the schedule of Ohio Redistricting Commission hearings:

  • Monday, August 23, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Cleveland
  • Monday, August 23, 2:30 – 5:30 p.m.: Youngstown
  • Tuesday, August 24, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Dayton
  • Tuesday, August 24, 2:30 – 5:30 p.m.: Cincinnati
  • Wednesday, August 25, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Zanesville
  • Wednesday, August 25, 2:30 – 5:30 p.m.: Rio Grande
  • Thursday, August 26, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Lima
  • Thursday, August 26, 2:30 – 5:30 p.m.: Toledo
  • Friday, August 27, 2:30 – 5:30 p.m.: Mansfield
  • Friday, August 27, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Akron

Members of the Commission and contact information:

  • Senate President Matt Huffman: 614-466-7584, huffman@ohiosenate.gov
  • Speaker Bob Cupp: 614-466-9624, rep04@ohiohouse.gov
  • Senator Vernon Sykes: 614-466-7041, sykes@ohiosenate.gov
  • House Minority Leader Emilia Sykes: 614-466-3100, rep34@ohiohouse.gov
  • Governor DeWine: 614-644-4357, 614-466-3555, Laurel.Dawson@governor.ohio.gov
  • Secretary of State LaRose: 614.466.2585, FLaRose@ohiosos.gov
  • Auditor Faber: 614-466-4514, contactus@ohioauditor.gov

More info you might need about testifying at the Commission hearings:

  • We do not yet have information on how to submit written testimony to the commission, but we will alert you as soon as we hear.
  • Click HERE for the information we have so far about hearing locations & parking. The info is incomplete for some venues — we will send more specific information as soon as it becomes available.
  • You can watch the hearings online at the Ohio Channelbut attending in person will make a bigger impact! Please show up if you can.  
  • We will have Fair Districts buttons, signs, face masks, etc. at the hearings so you can show your support for fair maps!
  • Let us know you plan to testify. Sign up HERE.
  • Feel free to send your testimony us for review (to fairdistrictsohio2021@gmail.com). We’ll read it this week and send back with suggestions.

Some resources to help you get prepped to give testimony:

What can citizens do to pressure for Fair Maps? How can I get involved?

What did we learn from the census data that was released last week?

Upcoming Events

Many thanks for being part of the fight for Fair Districts!

Mia Lewis for Common Cause Ohio and Fair Districts