MADISON – Today, the Wisconsin State Assembly voted on Republican-drawn district maps as part of the redistricting process. The redistricting process occurs every ten years, following the completion of the U.S. Census to establish the legislative and congressional district maps for the subsequent decade.
Rep. Katrina Shankland (D- Stevens Point) released the following in response:
“The people of Wisconsin deserve fair maps and competitive elections, not another decade of gerrymandered districts designed to insulate politicians from accountability. Over the years, the people of Wisconsin have been organizing to take their power back from our current gerrymandered districts and to demand fair maps.
“As a coauthor of nonpartisan redistricting reform legislation, I’ve always supported ensuring that voters can choose their representatives – not the other way around. The proposed Republican-drawn maps would continue to entrench politicians in non-competitive districts. If we want fair elections, we need fair maps first. That’s why I voted no on the gerrymandered maps before us today. The fight for fair maps continues.”