VNP Statement on budget passed by Michigan Legislature

0 Comments

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 […]

Read More >

VNP Statement on the Conference Committee Budget

0 Comments

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 […]

Read More >

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

0 Comments

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, […]

Read More >

Voters Not Politicians statement on oral arguments on stricter petition collection requirements

1 Comment

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 […]

Read More >

Voters Not Politicians statement on financial disclosure legislation

0 Comments

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 […]

Read More >

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

0 Comments

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 […]

Read More >

Voters Not Politicians statement on approval of Motion to Intervene

0 Comments

U.S. District Judge Janet Neff has allowed Voters Not Politicians to intervene in the challenge to the Michigan Independent Redistricting Commission.  The following statement can be attributed to Jamie Lyons-Eddy, Director of Campaigns and Programs for Voters Not Politicians:  An overwhelming majority of Michigan voters supported the redistricting reform amendment, and we are encouraged by […]

Read More >

Statement on Michigan Republican Party v. Benson complaint

0 Comments

The following statement can be attributed to Nancy Wang, Executive Director of Voters Not Politicians: Today’s new lawsuit by the Republican Party — which orchestrated a gerrymander “of historical proportions” in 2011 to rig the next decade of elections in our state — is not surprising, but it is a reminder of what’s at stake. […]

Read More >

Voters Not Politicians files motion to intervene in redistricting commission suit

1 Comment

LANSING – Voters Not Politicians today filed a motion to intervene in the lawsuit brought by politicians and special interests to undermine Michigan’s Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission. The lawsuit seeks to nullify the redistricting reform amendment on the ground that the voters’ decision to exclude the immediate family members of politicians and other political operatives […]

Read More >

Voters Not Politicians, constituents renew calls for Inman to resign

0 Comments

Grassroots, nonpartisan group launches website to provide updates, encourage public to join in the effort TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. – Voters Not Politicians volunteers and constituents of embattled Michigan Rep. Larry Inman are renewing calls for his resignation following a hearing on his request to dismiss the federal charges against him. His motion to dismiss was […]

Read More >