Gerrymandering opponents vow to pressure lawmakers as leaders signal legislation is dead

Patrick Marley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

MADISON – Opponents of gerrymandering vowed to put nonpartisan redistricting on the front burner Tuesday as they acknowledged their chances of passing legislation on the issue were slim. 

Backers of the plan said at a Capitol news conference they have public sentiment on their side and would use it to get support from more lawmakers. 

“Even if they don’t put this bill on the floor, we’re going to keep the pressure on,” said Sachin Chheda, director of the Fair Elections Project. “We’re going to be knocking on doors and all across the state for the next year and a half. We’re going to make sure that people understand who is rigging the maps and who wants change.”

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