State Rep to Discuss Gerrymandering in Southfield May 17

State Rep to Discuss Gerrymandering in Southfield May 17

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Since taking office as State Representative in 2015, I’ve talked a lot about gerrymandering.

You can read my thoughts here. And here. And here and here.

I think gerrymandering is a big deal and undermines our representative democracy. As I told HBO Vice News last fall, voters should be choosing which elected officials they want, yet instead gerrymandering allows elected officials to choose which voters they want.

Manipulating our legislative boundaries is more than just a partisan political game that politicians play every ten years. Those district lines can impact every government decision that affects the quality of life in our neighborhoods because those lines determine who can run to represent our neighborhoods and make those government decisions.

There is a way to end gerrymandering. Red states like Idaho and blue states like California have figured it out by creating commissions that are independent of the state legislature to draw the congressional and state district boundaries. Rep. Jon Hoadley and I have introduced legislation to create such a commission in Michigan.

Let’s talk about how to end gerrymandering in Michigan.

Join me for two upcoming public discussions:

Wednesday, May 17th at 7 p.m.
Southfield Parks and Recreation Building
26000 Evergreen Road in Southfield
Hosted by the Southfield/Lathrup Village Democratic Club

Tuesday, May 23rd at 6:45 p.m.
Huntington Woods Public Library
26415 Scotia Road in Huntington Woods
Hosted by the Huntington Woods Peace, Citizenship & Education Project

I’ll be presenting our legislative plan and taking questions from citizens like you about how we can work together to demand fair representation.

I hope to see you there and I hope you stay engaged on this important topic.

Sincerely,
Jeremy Moss
State Representative
Michigan’s 35th House District

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