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Trust The Voters

Correct a Cheating System with Fair Maps

State Senator Jeff Smith
February 2, 2021

I can always appreciate a good game of cribbage; sure, there’s some friendly competition, but more importantly, it’s a chance to catch up with someone and make some memories. But, imagine someone beat you to the end of the board just to find out they cheated the whole game, maybe by moving their pegs a couple extra spots each round or slyly taking a look at your cards. You’d probably be frustrated and distrusting if you play them again, right?

 

The Election is Over. Wisconsin Turns to Redistricting.

district map comparison
December 8, 2020

The veto is intact. 

Now that the election is over, it’s time to move on to the next political fight in Wisconsin. The results from that will last longer than a Joe Biden presidency.

Like every state in the union, Wisconsin must redraw its political districts. Many experts consider the Dairy State’s to be among the most gerrymandered in the nation.

Post-election in Wisconsin, nothing much changed in regards to the state legislature, which draws the maps.

5th CD Fair Maps Hearing

peoples Map Commission
October 21, 2020

The People's Map Commission appointed by Governor Evers is continuing to have hearings to receive input on the creation of fair maps in the state. The hearing concentrating on the 5th Congressional District will be held on Oct. 29 from 6-8:30 PM. The deadline for registering to comment during this hearing is 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. Each speaker will have 3 minutes to speak.

Fall in Line for Fair Maps Event Sunday - we can fix this

Event Poster
October 9, 2020

Western WI for Nonpartisan Voting Districts (a project of PCGRO) and the League of Women Voters, Greater Chippewa Valley will be holding an event called Fall in Line for Fair Maps this Sunday. The event will be a progressive visit to local businesses to purchase food and talk about fair maps and Gerrymandering.

Menomonie - Fall in Live for Fair Maps

Come join a Fall Color Tour of Dunn County to show your support for Ending Gerrymandering!
Sunday, October 11 from noon to 4 pm

Decorate your car with purple for fair maps and flags to get out the vote.

Come prepared for a progressive purchase of:

  • Ponytail Wood-Fired Pizza in Colfax at Kyle’s Market from noon to 12:45 pm,

  • Snacks at the Grain Bin, Boyceville area from 1:15 to 2 pm, 

  • Coffee at the Menomonie Market Food Coop, Menomonie from 2:30 to 3 pm,

Wisconsin Fair Maps Commission Meeting for the 8th CD - 10/1/2020

People's Maps Commission Online Public Hearing | 8th Congressional District

October 1, 2020

This is the live stream of today's Fair Maps Commission meeting, which will include public testimony. The live stream begins at 5:30 PM.

Fair Maps Beer Day

Sit down outdoors at your favorite micro brewery and have a conversation about Fair Maps and gerrymandering with local enthusiasts.

  • Brewery Nonic, Menomonie
  • Zymurgy Brewing Co, Menomonie
  • Hop and Barrel Brewing Company, Hudson
 

Sponsored by Fair Maps WI, League of Women Voters Greater Chippewa Valley and Western WI for Nonpartisan Voting Districts.

 

Bring your mask and your curiosity!

The T-Shirt shown here will be available for purchase at the event.

The People’s Maps Commission: By the People and For the People

State Senator Jeff Smith
July 20, 2020

When representatives of the original colonies gathered to determine the formation of the United States they took the bold step of putting the trust in the hands of its citizens, establishing the United States as a Democratic Republic.

 

LWV - THE TIME FOR REDISTRICTING REFORM IN WISCONSIN IS NOW

September 12, 2019
The need for redistricting reform in Wisconsin is critical. Concerned voters across the political spectrum are calling to end the practice of gerrymandering by our elected officials. The League of Women Voters of Wisconsin has advocated for nonpartisan redistricting for decades. Over these decades, the control of the legislature has teetered between the two major parties.

Trust The Voters

July 9, 2019

#222222;">#ffffff;">Redistricting is right around the corner in 2021. New legislative and congressional district maps will be drawn up after the census by the political party in charge. Gerrymandered maps will give the party in charge a secure advantage for the next 10 years.

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