Governor Larry Hogan has a petition on his website you can sign if you support an end to partisan gerrymandering in Maryland. Here is information from his website:
Four years in a row, Governor Hogan introduced legislation to finally end partisan gerrymandering by removing the politics and politicians from the redistricting process. Four years in a row, legislators ignored the demands for reform for their own political gain. Enough is enough. Voters should choose their representatives, not the other way around.
Sign the petition to stand with Governor Hogan to finally end partisan gerrymandering!
As a general rule I don’t sign online petitions…but every once in a while I will…and as a resident of congressional district 3…I was happy to add my name to this petition. No one in the world can look at the way congressional district 3 is drawn and say that this is the way districts should be drawn:
I hear from some (including elected officials) that we should wait until other states fix their gerrymandering to do anything about ours…and I say no…I don’t live in those other states…I don’t vote in those other states…I live and vote in Maryland…and right is right and wrong is wrong…and the way the districts are drawn here are just wrong…and there should be no other reason than that in order to fix this issue.
Even the courts have said that what was done to our congressional districts is wrong (Maryland officials must draw up a new congressional redistricting plan by March 7th) while the Attorney General of Maryland continues to fight it (Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh appeals partisan gerrymandering decision)…this has stopped being about what is right for the residents of Maryland and is totally a political issue.
So if you believe the same thing…go sign the petition…because if enough of us stand up against this…at some point the elected officials might finally listen.
Sign the petition here: https://larryhogan.com/petition/end-gerrymandering/
I have written in the past about those that have supported and opposed this legislation in Annapolis…and if a bill goes before the legislators this year…I will again document who votes for it and who votes against it…and as always highlighting the votes from legislators from Howard County.