Here’s the announcement – please, spread the word and try to attend – NE Ohio is VERY likely to lose at least one of the two Congressional seats being subtracted from Ohio and three of our four women representatives (the three Democrats, all of whom are in districts north of Columbus – Betty Sutton, Marcia Fudge & Marcy Kaptur) in particular are very likely to be at risk. (The fourth female in the 18 member delegation – there are only four, don’t get me started – is Jean Schmidt who has her hands full with ethics violations investigation.)
HOUSE STATE GOVERNMENT AND ELECTIONS
SUBCOMMITTEE ON REDISTRICTING
SENATE SELECT COMMITTEE ON REDISTRICTING
REGIONAL CONGRESSIONAL REDISTRICTING HEARING
Thursday, July 21, 2011
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Cleveland State University
Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs – Atrium
Euclid & 17th Avenues
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
Rep. Matt Huffman (R-Lima), Chair of the House Subcommittee on Redistricting, and Sen. Keith Faber (R-Celina), Chair of the Senate Select Committee on Redistricting, are holding a series of joint hearings in July and August in order to receive public feedback on Congressional redistricting.
In Ohio, Congressional district plans are enacted by the General Assembly through the legislative process and codified in Ohio Revised Code 3521.01.
Due to declining population, two of Ohio’s current 18 Congressional districts will be eliminated.
All are welcomed and encouraged to attend this hearing to ensure the success of redistricting.
Also – if you think you can do as good or a better job than our state legislators in redrawing the congressional districts for Ohio, check out the Draw The Line contest here.