If Issue 2 had passed on Tuesday night, it would have been only the fourth time in Ohio history that a law brought to the ballot by an individual or a group was approved by voters. There’s a new effort to make changes in that process.
State legislative leaders have formed a four-member bipartisan group to work on creating a new way to redraw Ohio’s Congressional district map, which will be redone after the 2020 census. But supporters of an effort already underway to change the map drawing process aren’t backing down.
2011 is the year for redistricting. Congressional and legislative districts Â will be redrawn as a result of the 2010 National Census. Â In Ohio, two congressional districts will be lost because of a drop in population. Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher we look at what shapes the districts could take Â for current congressional seats...What does it mean for the voters in Ohio whenÂ Republicans hold a congressional seat advantage over Democrats - 13 to 5?Â Will that advantage increase as districts are redrawn?Â Weâll find out... Guests:
Preparations for the 2010 Census; community partnerships to count hard-to-reach groups; and issues raised by the population count, with Detroit assistant regional census manager Mario Matthews, The Latino Action Circle community development specialist/community organizer Ruben Castilla Herrera and You Can Count On Me Ohio co-chair Catherine Turcer.