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Written by AOTL, Brooke Lillard   
Friday, 01 October 2021 15:33

voting-2020-538Nonpartisan commission succeeded in drawing fair maps that better reflect the competitive nature of Wisconsin. Voices of the people heard.


Madison, WI - Thursday, the People’s Maps Commission released draft State Assembly, State Senate, and congressional maps based on the public input the Commission received from thousands of Wisconsinites across numerous public hearings. These maps stand in stark contrast to the egregious Republican gerrymanders that have left Wisconsin voters without fair maps and without accurate representation over the past decade. 

“The release of draft maps by the People’s Maps Commission is an exciting and critical step in the process to create fair maps that reflect the will of Wisconsin voters,” said Elizabeth Treviño, AOTL Wisconsin State Director. “Over the course of the last year, the Commission has hosted a transparent process that provided opportunities for the people of Wisconsin to give direct input through the map-drawing process. Thousands of Wisconsinites from across the state made their voices heard by submitting written comments, testifying at hearings, and submitting community maps. This outpouring of engagement illustrates that Wisconsinites are demanding the fair maps they deserve.” 

In 2020, Governor Tony Evers created the People’s Maps Commission, a nonpartisan commission made up of everyday citizens, and tasked the Commission with drawing fair maps that better reflect the competitive nature of Wisconsin. The Commission held public hearings from October 2020 to March 2021 to collect the public’s input on how their communities should be represented in the maps. Following the release of these drafts, the People’s Maps Commission will be collecting additional public input before presenting a final map to the Wisconsin Legislature.

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All On The Line
All On The Line is on a mission to end gerrymandering because it contributes to the polarization and dysfunction in our political system. Since launching in 2019, we’ve built a grassroots volunteer organization ahead of the 2021 redistricting process. This work includes launching Redistricting U, a national, in-person training program designed to give individuals the knowledge, skills, and tools to take action on redistricting, a program that is now offered virtually. All On The Line is the grassroots campaign of the National Redistricting Action Fund, a 501(c)(4) affiliate of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee. For more information please visit: https://www.allontheline.org/

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