July 24, 2013
CONTACT:Jay Heck – 608/256-2686
Congressman Reid Ribble: "Representatives, through the gerrymandering process and redistricting, are picking their voters."
Wisconsin 8th District Congressman Reid Ribble (R-Sherwood) spoke the truth earlier this week about the need for non-partisan redistricting reform in this state for 2021. In a joint interview with Democratic U.S. Representative Jim Cooper of Tennessee, Ribble said this, in an exchange with National Public Radio host Michel Martin:
MARTIN: You know, it's curious that the public expresses such dissatisfaction with the workings of Congress, and yet they keep reelecting you all.
To hear the complete interview, go here.
To read more about Congressman Ribble's incredibly sensible comments, go here.
Now, if you haven't done so yet, please contact both your State Senator and your State Senator and tell them to co-sponsor and support bipartisan redistricting reform legislation -- Senate Bill 163 and Assembly Bill 185. This is the most important political reform needed for Wisconsin and the nation at this time.
For inspiration, read this fantastic editorial that appeared in last Sunday's Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
We are gaining momentum and public attention on this issue. Let's keep it moving!
Now please get inspired -- contact your state legislators and let's make this happen!
Jay Heck, Executive Director
Common Cause in Wisconsin
152 W. Johnson St., Suite 212
Madison, WI 53703