VNP Weekly Update: March 22, 2024

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The Headlines New Michigan House map remedies racial concerns that led to redraw, special master says Detroit News, March 18, 2024 This week Bernard Grofman, the Reviewing Special Master assigned by the federal court, filed his review of the proposed maps submitted by the MICRC.  The MICRC also filed its response to the plaintiffs’ objections […]

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VNP Weekly Update: March 15, 2024

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The Headlines 1. Michigan redistricting: Opponents argue new Detroit maps fall short Bridge Michigan, March 11, 2024 Late last Friday, the plaintiffs in Agee v. Benson filed their objections to the Motown Sound E1 map that was submitted by the MICRC as their remedial plan.  As defenders of the voter-approved independent redistricting process, VNP is […]

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VNP Weekly Update: March 8, 2024

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Hi Team, While we wait for court action on the redraw of Michigan House districts and prepare for the Michigan Senate redraw to begin, I’d like to share some recent news headlines and how they connect with our pro-democracy work in Michigan.  The Headlines 1. Right-wing activists quietly challenging voter registrations in battleground states including […]

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Newsletter: We’re moving full speed to what’s next, redistricting and otherwise

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March 6, 2024 | Volume 6, No. 3 Hi Friend, In an election year, we know that as Voters Not Politicians, it is our responsibility to take every opportunity we have to reach voters and remind them that, as the first line of our state constitution states, all political power is inherent in the people. […]

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Running to Reach More Volunteers; Climbing Towards a Greater Impact

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Voters Not Politicians, along with Voters Ed Fund, launched a number of new programs last year, and our volunteers had more options than ever before to help strengthen Michigan’s democracy. That’s why we brought on a new staff member who is more than capable of keeping up with all the moving pieces of this pro-democracy […]

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What’s Next for Detroit Redistricting

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After a federal court last December ruled several state house and state senate districts invalid under the Equal Protection Clause of the US Constitution, the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission (MICRC) has spent the last 2 months redrawing state House Districts 1, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12 and 14.  Even with challenges like this, Michigan’s […]

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VNP Weekly Update: March 1, 2024

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The Headlines On Wednesday, the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission (MICRC) successfully voted to send a revised set of State House maps to the court. Some said the commission couldn’t get this done, but Voters Not Politicians had faith in the constitutional amendment we designed and most importantly, in the voters who support independent redistricting. […]

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VNP Weekly Update: February 23, 2024

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The Headlines This week, the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission (MICRC) continued to gather public input on the 10 sets of draft maps they submitted earlier this month. They also hosted two in-person public hearings in Detroit. To support Detroit area residents in getting involved during the redraw, Voters Not Politicians hosted a total of […]

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VNP Weekly Update: February 16, 2024

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The Headlines The MICRC is still seeking public feedback on the 10 sets of draft maps. The public comment period will run through Friday, February 23rd. This week saw the first of three all-day public meetings hosted by the commission to solicit input and reactions from residents of the redrawn districts.  Voters Not Politicians is […]

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VNP Weekly Update: February 9, 2024

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The Headlines The MICRC has officially opened up the portal for public comment on the 10 sets of draft maps for House Districts 1, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, and 14. The public comment period will run through Friday, February 23rd.  Professor of Economics Jon Eguia produced this extremely informative analysis of the final draft […]

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