Walworth, Racine, & Kenosha Counties: Monday's Supreme Court decision, which sidestepped the issue of political gerrymandering and sent the Wisconsin case back to the lower courts on a procedural ruling, shows exactly how important it is for Wisconsinites to elect legislators who will champion, not suppress, voter rights.
If you're upset about the Supreme Court decision, vote. If you want nonpartisan and fair district maps, vote.
Voters should choose their politicians; politicians shouldn't choose their voters. It's up to us to elect a legislature who will do the right thing and fix Wisconsin's redistricting process.
This isn't a right vs. left issue, this is a right vs. wrong issue. The Supreme Court issued a similar decision regarding standing in a case brought by Republicans in Maryland.
In Wisconsin, a federal appeals court, with judges appointed by Republican Presidents, has already decided that the gerrymandering of maps in Wisconsin is wrong.
We don't have to wait for the courts to resolve these specifics. On Tuesday, Nov. 6, we have the opportunity to vote for representatives who will do what is best for their constituents, not what is best for themselves. It's more important than ever to send people to Madison who will put your voice first.
Candidate Dr. Katherine Gaulke explained, "As the next Representative for Wisconsin's 32nd Assembly District, I will advocate for an independent and nonpartisan commission to draw district lines, exactly like what is done in Iowa. I will fight to protect your vote."