The following statement can be attributed to Nancy Wang, executive director of Voters Not Politicians, on today’s MICRC meeting:
“Threats of violence against our public servants are outrageous and undermine democracy. Voters Not Politicians condemns Wednesday’s threat against the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission, and calls for a complete investigation to find whoever was responsible.
On the MICRC’s decision to hold a closed session today, the amendment provides, “The commission shall conduct all of its business at open meetings.” The intent was to bring redistricting out into the open through a fair, impartial, and transparent process. Redistricting business includes deliberating issues arising under the Voting Rights Act. We hope the MICRC will provide additional information explaining its decision to hold a closed session today.”
# # #
Voters Not Politicians is a nonpartisan advocacy organization that works to strengthen democracy by engaging people across Michigan in effective citizen action. Learn more at www.votersnotpoliticians.com.