The following statement can be attributed to Nancy Wang, Executive Director of Voters Not Politicians, on the Michigan Supreme Court’s denial of the MICRC deadline extension request:
“As the grassroots group behind the constitutional amendment that put citizens in charge of redistricting in Michigan, Voters Not Politicians has a uniquely strong interest in ensuring that the expressed will of the People who voted overwhelmingly for Proposal 2 in 2018 is carried out.
That means the Commission adopting maps based on input from communities of interest, using final 2020 Census data, and in time for the maps to be used in the 2022 elections. The Commission has, rightly, affirmed its commitment to meeting these obligations and has set a timeline. Today’s decision does not impede the Commission in any way from faithfully serving the People.”
CONTACT: Hannah Lupi