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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VNP Statement on budget passed by Michigan Legislature

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The following can be attributed to Nancy Wang, Executive Director of Voters Not Politicians, on the passage of the Government Operations budget, cutting initial recommendations for the Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission from $4.6 million to $3.2 million: Legislative leadership is playing a shell game with the Secretary of State’s budget to take over $1 million in […]

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VNP Statement on the Conference Committee Budget

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The following statement can be attributed to Nancy Wang, Executive Director of Voters Not Politicians: These types of political games are exactly what voters stood firmly against in the last election. We object to any attempt to undermine the Commission and the Secretary of State, and we remain committed to doing everything we can to […]

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Voters Not Politicians responds to efforts to sabotage Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission

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LANSING – Today, Voters Not Politicians filed briefs in response to the lawsuits brought by politicians and special interests to undermine Michigan’s voter-initiated Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission. The lawsuits, which were consolidated in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan, were brought by a group of Republican activists led by Tony Daunt, […]

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Voters Not Politicians statement on oral arguments 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 oral arguments today in the lawsuit to overturn strict petition gathering requirements in Public Act 608:  Our state constitution guarantees Michigan voters the right to participate in direct democracy by collecting petition signatures to place initiatives on the […]

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Voters Not Politicians statement on financial disclosure legislation

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The following can be attributed to Jamie Lyons-Eddy, Director of Campaigns & Programs for Voters Not Politicians, on the movement of House Bills 4642-4649 requiring certain financial disclosures from the state legislature and statewide elected officials:  We’re encouraged to see bipartisan progress on legislation to make our elected officials more accountable to the people. We urge […]

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Voters Not Politicians statement regarding House vote on Rep. Larry Inman

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The following statement can be attributed to Jamie Lyons-Eddy, Director of Campaigns and Programs for Voters Not Politicians, regarding the House vote on Rep. Larry Inman:  Voters Not Politicians is pleased that a strong bipartisan majority of the Michigan House of Representatives has voted to urge state Rep. Larry Inman to resign from office. It […]

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