All political power is inherent in the people
The Michigan Constitution of 1963 begins with the following words: “All political power is inherent in the people.”
Voters Not Politicians envisions a truly representative democracy, where the will of the voters drives government decision-making and public policy. We are a nonpartisan advocacy organization that works to strengthen democracy by engaging people across Michigan in effective citizen action.
We have a track record of success
Voters Not Politicians is a pro-democracy organization and we've demonstrated our ability to enact real pro-democracy change. In 2017, we launched an anti-gerrymandering campaign to create a fair, impartial, and transparent redistricting process in Michigan. On November 6, 2018, Proposal 2 passed with 61% of the vote and created an Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission.
Our Policy Platform
Article 1, Section 1 of the Michigan constitution reads: “All political power is inherent in the people.”
This basic principle that ultimate power resides in the people is the foundation of our mission at Voters Not Politicians.
Voters Not Politicians defends and promotes policies which strengthen democracy. Michigan’s government must truly represent the will of the people, all votes must count equally, and all voices must be heard. Our representatives must not be unduly influenced by lobbyists or special interests or motivated by personal gain.
Our platform supports:
What are Voters Not Politicians volunteers up to?
The battle against gerrymandering isn't over yet. The redistricting reform amendment so must be implemented fairly, impartially, and transparently.
We're working to increase access to voting in Michigan by supporting extended hours for registration and absentee voting during evenings and weekends.
Coming soon! We are tracking legislation that impacts democracy issues like voting rights, ethics, transparency, campaign finance, petition rights, and redistricting.
Michigan voters have a right to petition our government by collecting signatures to put measures on the ballot. We're exploring what our next ballot initiative should be.
Voters Not Politicians is a a 501(c)(4) organization dedicated to engaging Michigan citizens in effective actions to strengthen our democracy. We know that democracy is stronger when voters are engaged, educated, and demand to be a part of government decision-making and public policy.
The Count MI Vote Education Fund (CMV) is the affiliated 501(c)(3) of Voters Not Politicians. CMV is the expert in redistricting policy, grassroots organizing, advocacy organizing, and communications. Now, our organization is eager to use our expertise and experience to make sure that the redistricting reform amendment actually results in a fair, impartial and transparent new redistricting process in Michigan.