May 15, 2018
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
First United Methodist Church
203 Wisconsin Ave.
Madison, WI 53703
The Wisconsin State Legislature has refused to even consider creating a fair and transparent process to draw legislative district maps. They wouldn’t even have a hearing on SB13/AB44, let alone a vote, so the Fair Maps Coalition is organizing a “Citizens’ Public Hearing on Fair Maps.”
The Citizens’ Public Hearing will be co-chaired by former Senate Majority Leaders Tim Cullen and Dale Schultz, who have led the fight for fair redistricting for many years.
The public will be invited to present testimony about what a fair map-drawing process would look like, as well as to propose actual fair maps or other input into unrigging the system. The event is free and open to the public.
Background: Throughout the 2017-2018 legislative session, and for many years before, the members of the Wisconsin Fair Maps Coalition have demanded a hearing and vote from the Wisconsin Legislature on proposals to make the legislative redistricting process independent. The legislative majority and the relevant committee chairs – Senator Devin LeMahieu and Rep. Kathy Bernier – have completely ignored those demands in this last session, refusing to even hold a hearing to consider AB44/SB13, the bills sponsored by Sen. Dave Hansen & Rep. Don Vruwink to delegate redistricting responsibilities to the nonpartisan Legislative Reference Bureau.
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