Democratic State Senator Chris Larson, whose district hugs the shore of Lake Michigan from Oak Creek to the north shore of Milwaukee, has posted a brief video talking about some of the concerns that have been raised about Wisconsin’s redistricting process, a process that Republicans are pushing through without first allowing local governments to draw their ward lines, which represents a break from current state law.

In addition to the video he posted about the concerns surrounding the radical Republican redistricting plan, Sen. Larson has also posted an online survey constituents can fill out to share their thoughts on Wisconsin’s redistricting process. If you live in Sen. Larson’s district, go fill out the survey!

8 Responses to State Senator Chris Larson wants to hear your thoughts on WI redistricting

  1. brenda says:

    Well I looked at Dane Co and had to laugh because you can see how the old lines were drawn more square and easy to vote.. the way it is right now they have changed districts like Pocan’s is on the other side of the city how did that happen? And there are small pockets (islands) that people are not going to know where they vote or what ward or district they are in, it is hard to remember now let alone how they have all of these squiggly lines… it’s laughable….. then they redistricted reps out of there areas so they have to move like a block or 2,,, we need someone to stop this craziness. The area cities and Towns spent time designing there ares according to the people and the reps ( by law they are suppose to do it first) and now they don’t count the time they put in and money…I thought we were broke? that just sucks… so disrespectful !!!!!

    • gnarlytrombone says:

      They’ve changed course slightly on the local redistricting issue. Now the local maps will be kept in place, and any wards that conflict with state maps will be split into separate wards – designated with ‘A’ and ‘B’.

      This sounds insane to me, because those neo-wards will require their own ballots and in many cases poll stations and workers. And it will confuse the hell out of voters, which is probably the point.

  2. Judie Papadakis says:

    I am not in your district.. You came to our Union meeting last month.. I have no doubt what the republicans are trying to do to keep the power . I would like to know is there anything we can do? are we fighting this in any way? I do believe we will take back our state so stopping this with legal action seems to be the only way. I would like to hear what you see happening with any actions.
    Thank you

  3. Jill says:

    I am a citizen of Oak Creek. You have not represented myself as well as at least 50% of this city. I am not sure if I have ever seen your face around here to be truthful. Redistricting has been a political game between both parties for as long as I can remember. But, as with everything else, you have to make a spectacle of yourselves to keep your name in the paper. You keep saying it is unconstitutional, but really….you know that it does not break any laws…that’s why it hasn’t been taken to court. Just please stop your childish bickering and stop the worthless streetcar and save some jobs for this state. Oh, and…are we rid of you or will I have to sign a recall petition?

    • Zach says:

      Jill, I’m wondering if you can tell me what state law says regarding redistricting. I ask that because you say that the Republican plan doesn’t break any laws, but Wisconsin State law regarding redistricting mandates that the legislature’s redistricting can only occur after ward lines have been drawn in the counties and municipalities.

      That hasn’t been done yet Jill….the Republicans are simply drawing their own lines without waiting for counties and municipalities, as has been the process in Wisconsin for decades.

      If you want to condone what Republicans are doing to redraw the districts then so be it, but please don’t try to claim what they’re doing is aboveboard, because it’s not.

    • JCG says:

      I am not sure if I have ever seen your face around here to be truthful.

      Jill, this is not at all true. Chris has held several informal coffees/listening sessions in Oak Creek and St. Francis (as well as throughout the entire district. Additionally, he’s participated in book drives for the OC library, and frequently promotes and advertises community events down there. These are just the things I’m aware of, and I’m sure there are many more I’m not.

      You’re obviously free to oppose his stances on issues and are welcome to express that opposition here, but let’s do it fairly and based on facts.

  4. Margaret Sheehan says:

    You sent a flyer about a survey, but I can’t find it online.

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