More groups join Voters Not Politicians calling for U.S. Court of Appeals to reject attack on voter-approved independent redistricting commission

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Contact: Elizabeth Battisteebattiste@martinwaymire.com248-404-7846 The League of Women Voters of Michigan, the Brennan Center for Justice at the New York University School of Law, Common Cause, The Leadership Now Project, Issue One, Equal Citizens Foundation, The Center For The Study Of The Presidency And Congress, and Represent Us this week filed amicus briefs with the Sixth […]

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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 brief filed today with the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in the Daunt, et al v. Benson and Michigan Republican Party v. Benson lawsuits: “An overwhelming majority of Michigan voters approved a fair, impartial, and transparent redistricting process so that voters choose their […]

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Voters Not Politicians statement on Daunt v. Benson U.S. Court of Appeals filings

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDecember 27, 2019 Contact: Elizabeth Battisteebattiste@martinwaymire.com248-404-7846 Conservative operative Tony Daunt and the Michigan Republican Party filed briefs with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in their continued quest to thwart implementation of Michigan’s voter-approved redistricting reform amendment. The two consolidated lawsuits, Daunt, et al v. Benson, challenge Michigan’s redistricting reform amendment […]

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Voters Not Politicians announces foundation support to implement Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 16, 2019 LANSING – Voters Not Politicians today announced $360,000 in grant funding from The Kresge Foundation and The Joyce Foundation to help with implementation of Michigan’s first Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission.   “We are grateful and honored to be partnering with The Kresge Foundation and The Joyce Foundation. These investments show that […]

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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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