We applaud the leadership of Gov. Tony Evers in establishing the People’s Maps Commission.

We applaud his appointment of three distinguished retired judges to pick the citizen members of this commission.

And we applaud the commission’s decision to hold public hearings in each of Wisconsin’s eight congressional districts, starting this fall.

As two former Senate majority leaders, one Democrat and one Republican, we’ve traveled all over Wisconsin for the past five years giving presentations on the need for independent, nonpartisan redistricting.

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