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Community Conversation with Matt Rothschild: Gerrymadering in Wisconsin
November 23 at 1:00 pm–3:00 pm
“Community Conversations” will be having a presentation at the Menomonie Public Library on November 23, 2019, from 1 to 3 PM. Our speaker is Matt Rothschild, executive director of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. He will be discussing partisan gerrymandering and the effects that it has on voting. The concerns are loss of equal representation for citizens, less choice of candidates for an office, muffling of political speech for minorities, and hyper partisanship. In Iowa, career civil servants draw voting districts with public participation and prohibition of using voting data to rig districts for political parties. Reform legislation is pending in the Wisconsin legislature – Senate Bill 288 and Assembly Bill 303. This legislation has bipartisan support both in citizens around the state as well as legislators. Learn about how our Supreme Court has refused to intervene in partisan gerrymandering. Learn about what we as citizens can do to unrig our voting districts.