Ohio amendment would put citizens in charge of redistricting

While thousands may have gathered for the Arnold Sports Festival, it wasn’t the only event co-founder Arnold Schwarzenegger appeared at this weekend.

A coalition of people and organizations, including the actor and former California governor, came together to advocate against gerrymandering.

Citizens Not Politicians hosted a panel to get out its message, pushing for Ohio citizens to be the ones leading the redistricting process.

The USC Schwarzenegger Institute, which pushes a “post-partisan” message, joined the conversation.

The groups are trying to end gerrymandering, which is when the boundaries of an area of voters are changed to favor one political party over another. They said people across the state are collecting signatures to put an amendment on Ohio’s November ballot to stop this.

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