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Constitutional amendment for fair redistricting is a needed and long-overdue step

Columbus, OH – The Ohio AFL-CIO announced today that it has endorsed State Issue 1, the constitutional amendment on redistricting that will appear on statewide ballots this fall.

“The creation of fair legislative districts is long overdue in Ohio,” said Ohio AFL-CIO President Tim Burga.  “The current ‘winner take all’ system of mapping state legislative districts has created a House and Senate not representative of the state as a whole and a polarized General Assembly with little worry of re-election,“ Burga said.  “Ohioans deserve a fair process to draw competitive legislative districts and, if approved, this measure is a needed step in the right direction,” he said.

The Ohio AFL-CIO represents over 500,000 union workers from 40 affiliated international unions in the public, private and federal sectors of employment.

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