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 redistricting reform amendment, and the millions of Michigan voters who voted for it, come to fruition. After decades of having some of the worst gerrymandered maps in the country, Michigan is now poised to have a fair, impartial, transparent, and citizen-led redistricting process that will be a model for other states.
We encourage Michiganders to apply for a seat on the Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission and be part of the process to bring fair maps to our state. Please apply and share this exciting opportunity with your friends and neighbors. For our part, Voters Not Politicians will continue to do all that we can to ensure the Commission is a success.