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MML #1: Stuff to Know about Redistricting and New Election Laws

April 30th 2019

MML #1: Stuff to  Know About Redistricting and New Election Laws (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 29, 2019) Lansing, MI- Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson and other experts on local elections were on hand for the Michigan Municipal League Capital Conference in March educate elected officials from across the state on what newly-passed laws mean for […]

On the Ballot: Michigan Proposal 2 to Create Redistricting Commission

October 7th 2018

On the Ballot: Michigan Proposal 2 to Create Redistricting Commission Proposal 18 – 2 A proposed constitutional amendment to establish a commission of citizens with exclusive authority to adopt district boundaries for the  Michigan Senate, Michigan House of Representatives and U.S. Congress, every 10 years This proposed constitutional amendment would: –  Create a commission of […]

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 […]

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 […]

Community Conversation about Redistricting Feb. 1

January 29th 2017

Community Conversation about Redistricting Feb. 1 (EVENT page) Pleasant Ridge, MI – Gerrymandering and Non-Partisan Redistricting are important topics in Michigan. Join us for an informational presentation and discussion on these topics with Kevin Deegan-Krause. Kevin is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Wayne State University, and has a passion for a fair voting […]

League of Women Voters Michigan Discusses Redistricting

November 6th 2015

League of Women Voters Michigan Discusses Redistricting (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 6, 2015) “The problem,” said Michigan League of Women Voters of Michigan President Judy Karandjeff, “Is the politicians are drawing their own voting maps to manipulate elections and keep themselves and their party in power.” Karandjeff spoke to over 50 people at a recent […]

Appeals Court Sides with Democrats in Redistricting Case

March 8th 2012

Bill Mullins, press liaison for County Executive Patterson, said “We completely expected it to go 2-1. Two of the judges were [former Governor Jennifer] Granholm’s appointees and we fully expected them to sway that way. We have already filed in the Michigan Supreme Court and we hope to have a ruling in the next 2-3 weeks.”