Friday, January 3, 2014

Resolve to Advance Redistricting Reform in 2014!

Happy New Year!

Jay Heck – 608/256-2686

For Release: Friday Evening - January 3, 2014

Together, we made big strides during 2013 in elevating the issue of hyper-partisan, secretive and expensive gerrymandering of state legislative and congressional districts in Wisconsin, and have made Wisconsinites aware of and supportive of redistricting reform.

2014 is an election year and we can and will make this an election-year issue. Reform is a winning issue and state legislative, statewide and congressional candidates will have to take a yes or no stand on redistricting reform whether they want to or not. So we need to step it up.

As another Arctic blast ices Wisconsin this weekend -- which will hopefully help the Packers prevail over the 49ers on the frozen tundra of Lambeau Field -- please take some time to do a couple of things, in addition to cheering on Green Bay:

1.) Read this excellent, short column by CC/WI Co-Chair Bill Kraus entitled: "Gerrymandering: The Movie."

2.) Watch the 2010 movie of the same name -- which will take you less than an hour.

(You can watch it for free here.)

3.) Vow to keep working to elevate redistricting in Wisconsin throughout 2014!

And go Packers!

By the way, we are pretty sure Aaron Rodgers supports redistricting reform. Why wouldn't he? Why wouldn't anyone?

Jay Heck, Executive Director
Common Cause in Wisconsin
152 W. Johnson St., Suite 212
Madison, WI  53703

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