VNP Weekly Update: May 24, 2024

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The Headlines This week, the MICRC culled down their expansive list of draft maps and moved a total of 12 draft maps forward to the formal public comment period. Voters Not Politicians is concerned about the overall partisan fairness metrics of several proposed maps, but there are a few options submitted by individual commissioners that […]

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VNP Weekly Update: May 17, 2024

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The Headlines This week the MICRC heard Voting Rights Act and partisan fairness analysis on the 33 draft map configurations. They also named several map variations with (at times controversial) bird names. We expect the commission to narrow the options next week, and we will work with partners and bring you our analysis.  There are […]

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Newsletter: Supporting pro-democracy policies from passage to public education

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May 8, 2024 | Volume 6, No. 5 Hi Friend, Last month, the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission wasted no time in getting to work on the state senate redraw, and Voters Not Politicians is prepared to match their pace as we continue to support the mission of fair and transparent redistricting.  But strengthening democracy […]

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Long-time Volunteer Supports Pro-Democracy Policies from Passage to Public Education

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Supporters of Voters Not Politicians know that our grassroots movement is active across the state: From Marquette to Monroe, as we like to say 😉. But many Michiganders might not realize that our commitment to serve all voters includes those who live in the farthest reaches of our great state.  Valorie Troesch is a long-time […]

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MI VRA Next Step in Safeguarding Elections for Voters

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For the past several months, Voters Not Politicians has been working in coalition to support a legislative reform to secure Michigan’s place as a national leader in safeguarding the right to vote.  The Michigan Voting Rights Act is the next step in strengthening Michigan’s democracy and removing voting barriers for voters with disabilities and voters […]

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VNP Weekly Update: May 3, 2024

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The Headlines This week, Voters Not Politicians was pleased to see that our work to reinforce the importance of partisan fairness appears to have made an impact on the MICRC, as the commission presented two draft maps that improve upon the partisan fairness of the 2021 Linden map. But there are still several maps under […]

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VNP Weekly Update: April 26, 2024

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The Headlines The Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission has begun drafting potential remedial mapping plans for state senate districts in the Detroit Metro area. So far, VNP has some concerns. In their meeting on April 18, the commission’s experts downplayed the importance of partisan fairness, and the first set of collaborative maps moves several partisan […]

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VNP Weekly Update: April 19, 2024

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The Headlines This week, both Voters Not Politicians and the MICRC launched the first phases of work in the state senate redraw process. VNP hosted a virtual Michigan Redistricting town hall to reach out to voters in affected districts, as the commission heard expert presentations and presented their full redraw timeline at their meeting on […]

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VNP Weekly Update: April 12, 2024

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The Headlines A brand new legal filing in Agee v Benson is giving us a clearer picture of the next phase of this redraw process. Both parties in the case have agreed to a proposed timeline for the state senate redraw, which would see a final map approved by the end of July.   And Voters […]

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Newsletter: We’ve won our first big fight of 2024!

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April 10, 2024 | Volume 6, No. 4 Hi Friend, If, like me, you spent most of March wading through the various legal filings in the Agee v Benson federal case, then you already know the good news: the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission successfully adopted revised Michigan state house maps to meet the requirements […]

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