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I believe, and Wisconsinites do, too, that the people should get to choose their elected officials, not the other way around. When I ran for governor, I promised I would lead the fight for fair, nonpartisan maps, and by golly, we’re going to make good on that promise.
When members of the Legislature can ignore an overwhelming majority of the people of our state who support commonsense things like nonpartisan redistricting, Medicaid expansion, and funding our public schools, folks, something’s wrong.
Republicans have had every opportunity to bring nonpartisan redistricting to a vote in the Legislature, but they’ve failed to act for years. That's why I announced The People’s Maps Commission, a nonpartisan commission tasked with drawing fair, impartial electoral maps in 2021.
If we want fair maps in Wisconsin, then we must look to the people, not politicians. That's why it's so important for our next maps to be drawn— not by high-paid lobbyists, partisan party officials, or politicians— but by people like you.
So, today we’re announcing the application so folks apply to serve on The People’s Maps Commission. You can get started on your application here today:…
But isn’t a Democratic or Republican or the Tony Evers redistricting commission— it's The People’s Maps Commission, so when I say this process should be fair and impartial, I mean it.
So, today we also announced a panel of three retired judges who will select the folks who will serve on the Commission.…
Nine Wisconsinites will be selected from every congressional district to serve on the Commission, which will hold public hearings in every congressional district, and take what they learn to draw maps that represent our neighbors and our communities.
The people who work in Madison and make the policies that drive our state should not be able to ignore the people who sent us here. So, once the Commission has completed their work, I am hopeful the Legislature will pass The People’s Maps with unanimous, bipartisan support.
The will of the people is the law of the land, and the people should not take no for an answer. It’s time to move our state forward with fair maps, and let’s do it together. For more information on the Commission or to learn more about applying, visit:
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