Madison…Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) and Senate Majority Leader Devin LeMahieu (R-Oostburg) released the following statement regarding public input on the State Legislature’s ongoing redistricting efforts.
“The people of Wisconsin want transparency, they want checks and balances, and they want cooperation. On August 1, the Legislature launched a website called Draw Your District Wisconsin for any Wisconsinite to provide input on the 2021 redistricting process.
“We recently sent a letter to all representatives and senators inviting input, and to share with their constituents who may be interested. A letter was also sent to the governor’s hand-selected ‘People’s Maps Commission’ for their participation. Submissions will be accepted until Friday, October 15.
“The people of Wisconsin elected us as their representatives, and it is the duty of the Legislature to draw new boundaries, not a governor or his unelected appointees. If he or any of the members from his commission decide to submit a plan, we will certainly consider what they produce. With this broad public input, we are confident we will create a map that the governor will sign.”