Wisconsin group fighting for fair voting maps

NOW: Wisconsin group fighting for fair voting maps

WISCONSIN (CBS 58) -- A Wisconsin group is trying to make sure that the election maps drawn after the 2020 census give power to voters, not any political party.

The census, held in April, is just months away, which means the 2020 election will be the last state and congressional election held under our current district maps.

The State Legislature's redrawing of Wisconsin's maps became a hotbed of contention after the 2010 census. That's why the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign is promoting the Fair Maps for Wisconsin Summit happening Nov. 9.

"People just want fairness. Simple, basic, Wisconsin-nice fairness," said Matt Rothschild, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. "A level playing field should not be too much to ask for."

48 of 72 counties have passed resolutions asking the legislature to pass a law for nonpartisan redistricting.

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