Voters Not Politicians statement on Daunt v. Benson appeal filing

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The following can be attributed to Nancy Wang, Executive Director of Voters Not Politicians, on the appeal filed today by plaintiffs in the Daunt, et al v. Benson lawsuit: “An overwhelming majority of Michigan voters cast their ballot to amend our state Constitution to bring fair maps to Michigan, yet a small group of politicians […]

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Voters Not Politicians responds to U.S. District Court ruling rejecting efforts to delay implementation of redistricting commission

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENovember 25, 2019 Contact: David Waymiredwaymire@martinwaymire.com517-290-3610 GRAND RAPIDS – Today, U.S. District Court Judge Janet Neff denied plaintiffs’ motions for preliminary injunction in two lawsuits brought by the Michigan Republican Party and special interests to undermine Michigan’s voter-initiated Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission.  “Michigan voters amended our state Constitution to establish an Independent Citizens […]

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Voters Not Politicians, Ann Arbor City Council collaborate on resolution supporting expanding voting access

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ANN ARBOR – The Ann Arbor City Council last night approved a resolution in support of expanded opportunities to take advantage of voting rights by extending voting hours and locations for voter registration and casting of absentee ballots. The resolution, passed with a unanimous 5-0 vote, includes a request to the Ann Arbor City Clerk […]

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VNP Statement on ICRC Application Rollout

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The following quote can be attributed to Nancy Wang, Executive Director of Voters Not Politicians, on the rollout of the application to serve on Michigan’s first Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission: Today is an exciting day for democracy in Michigan.  We are thrilled to see the vision of thousands of volunteers who worked to pass the […]

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VNP Statement on Legislative Ethics Reform Conversations

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The following can be attributed to Nancy Wang, Executive Director of Voters Not Politicians, on conversations on government reform efforts:  Voters Not Politicians is committed to advancing reforms that will make our government more transparent and accountable to the people, including ending the revolving door, term limits, opening the Legislature and governor to FOIA, and […]

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Voters Not Politicians Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Gerrymandering Order

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The following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s Order in the challenge to Michigan’s election district maps brought by the League of Women Voters of Michigan and other parties can be attributed to Nancy Wang, Executive Director of Voters Not Politicians, the grassroots, nonpartisan organization that ended gerrymandering in Michigan by establishing an Independent Citizens Redistricting […]

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Voters Not Politicians statement on Daunt v. Benson update

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The following can be attributed to Nancy Wang, Executive Director of Voters Not Politicians, on the reply briefs filed today in the Daunt, et al v. Benson lawsuit: “The federal Constitution does not require that the Michigan Republican Party and their preferred politicians and special interests control redistricting. An overwhelming majority of Michigan voters passed […]

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Voters Not Politicians statement on Daunt v. Benson response

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The following can be attributed to Nancy Wang, Executive Director of Voters Not Politicians, on the Plaintiffs’ filings in Daunt, et al v. Benson: “Voters Not Politicians will continue to fight back against politicians and special interests so that voters choose their politicians – not the other way around — and can hold their politicians […]

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Voters Not Politicians statement on ruling on stricter petition collection requirements

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The following can be attributed to Nancy Wang, Executive Director of Voters Not Politicians, following today’s ruling from the Court of Claims that portions of Public Act 608 are unconstitutional:  We are pleased with today’s Court of Claims decision that strikes down as unconstitutional large portions of Public Act 608. The Court’s opinion affirms the […]

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Voters Not Politicians statement on ruling on stricter petition collection requirements

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The following can be attributed to Jamie Lyons-Eddy, Campaigns & Programs Director for Voters Not Politicians, following today’s ruling from a state judge in the lawsuit to overturn strict petition gathering requirements in Public Act 608: We are pleased the state will continue to administer PA 608 consistent with Attorney General Dana Nessel’s opinion that found […]

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