Wisconsin Republicans accused of gerrymandering state map

Wisconsin Democracy Campaign Executive Director Matt Rothschild joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss gerrymandering efforts by Wisconsin Republicans to ensure they control 60 percent of the state assembly and 70 percent of congressional seats, despite the fact that voters in Wisconsin are evenly split among both parties. Continue reading

Ohio’s new redistricting maps are gerrymandered

In 2015, Ohio voters approved Issue 1, which was designed to end gerrymandering, when the leading political party designs political districts to favor its politicians. This measure created the Ohio Redistricting Commission, which currently includes five Republicans and two Democrats.

Ohio AFL-CIO Legislative Director Matt Smith, joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss political redistricting in Ohio and the efforts to prevent gerrymandering despite Republicans controlling five out of seven seats on the Ohio Redistricting Commission.

He also discussed two voter suppression bills being put forth through the Ohio legislature and the effects those bills could have on voter turnout. Continue reading

Expanding voting rights with new legislation

After the election, Republicans began introducing legislation that would make it harder for a person to obtain a ballot, in turn making it more difficult for it to be submitted on time and safely.

Steve Rosenfeld with the Independent Media Institute joined the AWF Union Podcast to discuss combatting this with H.R. 1. Continue reading