NJGOP Chairman Statement On Defeat Of Redistricting Amendment

December 15, 2018

NJGOP Chairman Statement On Defeat Of Redistricting Amendment

For Immediate Release

Trenton, NJ – On Saturday evening Senate President Sweeney and Speaker Coughlin issued statements, confirming that they would not be moving forward with the dangerous and inequitable redistricting amendment.

NJGOP Chairman Doug Steinhardt said, “We knew that this issue was always bigger than partisan politics. We saw that when leaders from both sides of the political aisle and groups from around the state came together, like the NAACP and League of Women Voters, to oppose this measure. It’s withdrawal is a win for New Jersey’s 9 million residents and the foundation on which our democracy is built.

Steinhardt continued, “Hopefully, now, we can get on with the business of making New Jersey advance the bi-partisan, good-government momentum that this issue forced, arriving at a more transparent redistricting process that reflects New Jersey’s diverse makeup and promotes a truly competitive legislative map that represents all of us fairly. This was truly a success,
putting people before party politics.”

Earlier in the week, the NJGOP launched a digital campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of the amendment.