Letter to the Editor RTSA

No matter our political party, all Americans want fair elections. We cannot have fair elections as long as politicians are able to draw district lines specifically to ensure that their party stays in power. 

Both Democrats and Republicans are guilty of doing this. We cannot expect our politicians to listen to what the people want if they have rigged the vote such that they can't lose. That's why the Freedom to Vote Act, which bans partisan gerrymandering for congressional maps, is essential for maintaining our democracy and making sure our voices are heard.

We must demand that our senators pass this important bill. Join me in supporting the Freedom to Vote Act and in urging our state’s Senators to do the same.

Faye Sprague-Williams

River Falls

(2) comments

Gary Hanson

Someone has to draw the Election maps due to changes between censuses. (what is better than allowing the duly elected Representatives to draw them with Court oversight), gerrymandering has mostly been dealt with by assuring the boundaries are compact and uniform as possible.

Judy Ogren

Excellent letter! I too encourage people to urge our Senators to support the Freedom to Vote Act for the common-sense fair voting districts this act would provide and protect.

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