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Professor’s Presentation Sheds Light on Gerrymandering

April 26th 2018

Professor’s Presentation Sheds Light on Gerrymandering (Sam Gurwin, April 26, 2018) Birmingham, MI- We may remember a snake-like diagram from middle school that illustrated “Gerrymandering.” The sketch reminds most of history, this idea that in the past corruption dictated voting districts.  This political practice was named after Governor Elbridge Gerry, the Massachusetts Governor of old […]

Gerrymandering Presentation at Baldwin Library in Birmingham April 18

April 1st 2018

Gerrymandering Presentation at Baldwin Library in Birmingham April 18   Birmingham, MI- On April 18, 2018, 7:00pm – 8:00pm, WSU political science professor Kevin Deegan-Krause will discuss the basics of gerrymandering and the efforts being organized to prevent it. Dr. Deegan-Krause received a B.A. in Economics from Georgetown University in 1990 and a Ph.D. in […]

State Rep to Discuss Gerrymandering in Huntington Woods May 23

May 16th 2017

State Rep to Discuss Gerrymandering in Huntington Woods May 23 (EVENT page)   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 […]

State Rep to Discuss Gerrymandering in Southfield May 17

May 13th 2017

State Rep to Discuss Gerrymandering in Southfield May 17 (EVENT page)   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 […]

Redistricting Reform Town Hall in Troy March 20

March 8th 2017

Redistricting Reform Town Hall in Troy March 20 (EVENT page)   Troy, MI – The Voters Not Politicians ballot committee and grassroots organization Count MI Vote are co-hosting Redistricting Reform Town Halls across Michigan, and we’re holding one on Monday, March 20, 2017 at 7pm at Troy Community Center 3179 Livernois,. This is an opportunity […]

Residents Discuss The Road to Redistricting Reform

February 2nd 2017

Residents Discuss The Road to Redistricting Reform (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 2, 2017) Pleasant Ridge, MI – The idea that “voters should pick their representatives instead of representatives picking their voters” is one that proponents of redistricting reform hope will resonate with residents regardless of their political persuasion. Many people are unfamiliar with how the […]