Michigan redistricting

Michigan voters will not see a proposal on redistricting on their November ballots. That’s even though many Democrats have said they’d like to change the state’s redistricting rules.

"The League of Women Voters in Michigan is hosting 30 town hall meetings around the state to address redistricting. The league is advocating for an independent commission to draw the lines for Congressional, State House, and Senate districts instead of letting politicians draw them." (WDET)

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“If we’re going to have a written Constitution it should be up to date,” says Craig Thiel, Senior Research Associate for the Citizens Research Council of Michigan.


"State Representative Jon Hoadley is re-introducing a bill that calls for a citizen-led commission to draw political boundaries in Michigan." (WDET)

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Mark Schauer has served in the state House, Senate and Congress. Now he’s trying to help Democrats have more of a say in how the boundaries for those offices are drawn in Michigan and other states. 


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