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The Georgia State Capitol at night.

DEAR EDITOR:

Editor’s note: The following letter is about The Democracy Act, a bill (Senate Resolution 52) that calls for Georgia’s redistricting practices to be more transparent, more resident-driven and include a nonpartisan commission with five representatives each from the Democratic and Republican parties and four other reps who are not affiliated with either party.

Because politicians have put power before the people they represent, Georgia is one of the most gerrymandered states in the nation. Voters have been denied real choices.

Gerrymandering takes the power from the people and gives it firmly to the politicians. Voters don’t participate in the system because they know the system doesn’t work for them.

The Democracy Act creates an independent redistricting commission, putting and end to gerrymandering in Georgia and putting power back where it belongs, in the hands of the people.

I pledge to support the Democracy Act and demand my legislators do, too.

John Wienert

Sandy Springs

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