Future of Wisconsin’s legislative maps to be topic of “On the Issues,” Oct. 26

Oct. 25, 2021

Common Cause WisconsinMILWAUKEE — Jay Heck, executive director of Common Cause Wisconsin, and Joe Handrick, executive director of Common Sense Wisconsin, will be the featured guests for a conversation on redistricting during an upcoming virtual “On the Issues wCommon Sense Wisconsinith Mike Gousha,” Tuesday, Oct. 26.

The discussion will be streamed live beginning at 12:15 p.m. Registration to watch the event live is available online. An archive of the event will be available on the Marquette Law School YouTube channel.

In this “On the Issues,” Marquette Law School’s Lubar Center continues its focus on redistricting in Wisconsin with the leaders of two advocacy groups that have been closely following this new round of legislative map drawing. During this conversation, the guests will talk about what the state’s new maps could look like, and whether that could affect the balance of power in Madison and the outcomes of Wisconsin’s congressional races. They will also discuss voting rights and election integrity. 

Heck has led Common Cause Wisconsin for more than two decades. He was a legislative staffer for Democratic lawmakers in Madison and Washington, D.C., and was part of independent candidate John Anderson’s presidential campaign in 1980. Handrick is the new executive director of Common Sense Wisconsin and helped draw the state’s maps a decade ago. He is a former Republican state lawmaker from northern Wisconsin, the former town chairman of Minocqua, and a former administrator for then-Gov. Scott Walker.

The virtual “On the Issues” is available to the public.

Through public programming such as the Marquette Law School Poll, debates featuring candidates in significant political races, Gousha’s “On the Issues” conversations with newsmakers, public lectures by leading scholars, conferences on issues of public significance, and the work of its Lubar Center for Public Policy Research and Civic Education, Marquette Law School serves as the region’s leading venue for civil discourse about law and public policy matters.

About Kevin Conway

Kevin Conway

Kevin is the associate director for university communication in the Office of University Relations. Contact Kevin at (414) 288-4745 or kevin.m.conway@marquette.edu