End Gerrymandering

Blog by Sr. Mary Ellen Bennett, OP

If this past election has taught us anything, it’s that every vote truly matters and must be counted.

To make sure that a fair elections process happens every time, we need to produce fair election district maps, and end the process of Gerrymandering.  This is a bi-partisan issue.

In 2011 there were no rules against partisan Gerrymandering, and no Federal regulations about it.

During the upcoming redistricting process, we all could play an active role in how our political maps are drawn.

With the current districting in Ohio, for example, 55% of voters get 75% of seats. That’s a 20% difference. Vote shares and seat shares should be close.  Democrats are packed into 4 districts because of distorted boundary lines.  Therefore there’s a disconnect between how constituents feel, and how legislation is acted on.

The 2020 Census Data probably won’t be available until March, but it’s not too early to begin advocating for fair Election District maps.

Posted in Just Reflecting

6 responses to “End Gerrymandering

  1. Mary Ellen, I wish my brain was where yours is. . .actively thinking about this issue! Can I just pray you on?!

  2. Thanks for calling this issue to our minds, Mary Ellen. It is very important and unjust so we need to do our part in making a difference on the U.S. map. Show us the way whenever you can.

  3. Sr. Mary Ellen:
    You are so right! I need to know the steps to take to help make a difference! Gerrymandering is WRONG! No matter which political party it’s at the hands of. Let me know how I can make a difference!

  4. THANKS MARYELLEN, FOR YOUR INSIGHT ON OUR HOW OUR POLITICAL MAPS ARE DRAWN. I AM WONDERING WHO WROTE THESE MAPS AND WHO HAS THE POWER TO CHANGE THEM .
    WE DO NEED BETTER REGULATIONS IN THIS REGARD SO WE DON’T HAVE ANOTHER REPEAT OF WHAT HAPPENED IN OUR LAST ELECTION. I WILL DO MY BEST TO PURSUE THIS WITH CONGRESS MEMBERS.
    GRATEFUL, BRIGID

  5. Thank you, Mary Ellen, for bringing forward a very important issue that tends to be hidden in a maze of democracy defeating political maneuvering.

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