Make your voice heard! Get involved. Democracy is not a spectator sport!
Add a Redistricting Referendum on the Ballot in Polk County
Polk County residents can show their support for nonpartisan redistricting by voting for an Advisory Referendum in the April 2021 election.
Gerrymandering is a tool used by both political parties to maximize their legislative representation despite the will of the voters. Gerrymandered districts are characterized by irregular shapes that deviate from municipal lines and pack voters of the same political party together, resulting in uncompetitive elections. That is why many states have authorized nonpartisan commissions to draw new district lines every 10 years. However, Wisconsin still leaves this task up to the state legislature, giving the majority party an opportunity to skew results of future elections to their own advantage.
But we can’t vote for the referendum unless it is on our ballot. Follow the link below to get this on the ballot!
Demand a Democracy that Works for All of Us!
Urge the next administration to build a stronger and more representative democracy by signing a petition.
The For the People Act is a once-in-a-generation package of proven reforms that would:
– Expand and protect voting rights and access to the ballot;
– Put ordinary Americans ahead of Big Money donors;
– End gerrymandering so that electoral districts are fairly drawn; and
– Clean up government and hold elected officials to the highest ethical standards.
Tell Congress to Invest in the Safety of Our Elections
Voters should not have to choose between their health and their vote.
In March, Congress worked to add $400 million in aid to states to address necessary policies to safeguard our elections during the COVID-19 public health crisis. This money is just a down payment on the real funding needed to protect the right to vote in the November elections. The November election is quickly approaching, and it is imperative Congress provides the necessary funding to transform our election system to respond to this crisis, and ensure voting remains fair, accessible, and safe.
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The LWV supports the establishment of an independent commission or designation of an independent agency to be responsible for the development of a legislative and Congressional redistricting plan.
Congressional districts and government legislative bodies should be apportioned substantially on population. We oppose partisan and racial gerrymandering that distorts and undermines representative democracy by allowing officials to select their voters rather than voters to elect their officials.
For the People Act
The League of Women Voters supports the For the People Act, the Senate companion bill to H.R. 1 that passed the U.S. House of Representatives on March 8. This bill will modernize our election system, reform redistricting, and improve transparency in our elections. Contact your senator and let them know you want to protect our elections.
Volunteer Election Observers Needed
We need your help. LWVWI is recruiting volunteers from across the state to serve as election observers during elections. Volunteer election observers help ensure we have a fair election by watching for signs of voter disenfranchisement and intimidation and by monitoring the way Wisconsin’s election laws and procedures are being applied. Even if you only have a couple of hours on Election Day, you can still make a difference.
You don’t need to be a League member to volunteer. Sign up to be an election observer today!
News and Alerts Sign-up
Did you know you can sign-up for news and alerts about government actions in Wisconsin? The League of Women Voters will keep you updated on issues, legislation, and policies that affect Wisconsin voters.