Stop Gerrymandering: A Community Forum on Drawing Fair District
The topic of gerrymandering is one that has been garnering attention in the recent months since the 2016 election. The practice of gerrymandering has had an enormous impact on how our legislature, and consequently, our Nation’s laws have been shaped. Gerrymandering is one of the "biggest obstacles facing genuine democracy in the U.S." (Washington Post article, Feb 10, 2017) Local grassroots activist group Fired Up! Ready to Go!, in its continued effort to educate, empower and engage local citizens, will hold a public educational forum on how our congressional districts are determined. A panel of elected officials, from both major parties, has been invited to participate, with State Representative Teresa Fedor (45th District) scheduled to attend. In addition to the panel, Melissa K. Miller, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Political Science at BGSU, will serve as a guest speaker. No cost to attend. Light refreshments provided. Where: The Sanger Branch of the Toledo Lucas County Public Library: Meeting Room A 3030 W. Central Ave. Toledo, OH 43606 When: Thursday, April 27th, 2017, Doors open 6pm, Forum begins promptly at 6:30pm, no cost to attend Register: Capacity 100: Email Fired Up! Ready to Go! at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve spot. Include name and number attending. Directions: The Sanger Branch Library is located 0.3 miles East of the intersection of Secor Rd and Central Ave and 0.9 miles south of I-475. From I-475 Eastbound: Take Secor Rd exit and go right on Secor Rd; Proceed to and take a left on Central Ave. The Sanger Branch Library will be on your left in 0.3 miles. From I-475 Westbound Take Secor Rd exit and go left on Secor Rd; Proceed to and take a left on Central Ave. The Sanger Branch Library will be on your left in 0.3 miles. Parking: Parking is available in the lot behind the Sanger Branch Library. Info: Fired Up, Ready to Go! is a grassroots coalition of motivated citizens focused on preserving political power for ordinary citizens.